The Senate Intelligence Committee urged the nation to take action against the influence and control already exerted by the Chinese Communist regime in the country.
In a rare public hearing that imprints urgency on the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), committee chairman Marco Rubio emphasized the current danger, according to the Daily Caller on Aug. 4.
“Members of this committee, because of the role they play, have a very unique insight into this horror show that is playing out in the 21st century,” Rubio said.
He added, “The long arm of China is not some futuristic threat, it’s already here.”
Providing examples of U.S. entities collaborating with the CCP’s penetration of the country, Rubio mentioned the Hollywood film industry and the NBA.
“Already has tremendous influence and control” in the country because companies like those “are so desperate to have access to the Chinese market.”
For his part, former National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) Director William Evanina laid out the seriousness of intellectual property theft during the same hearing.
He stated that it is an “existential threat” and sized the interference of China’s communist regime to national security as “the most complex, pernicious, aggressive and strategic threat our nation has ever faced.”
In his remarks, he also testified that the CCP caused losses from $300 billion to $600 billion by stealing intellectual property and trade secrets in the United States in 2020 alone.
From another point of view, the economic cost of these thefts is equivalent to each family with four children paying between $4,000 and $6,000.
Finally, Rubio warned that if the necessary actions are not taken against the CCP now, the near future would depend on the tyranny imposed by the CCP.
“If we don’t wake up, and we don’t address this now, the America our children are going to inherit very soon could very well be one where the sanctimonious preachings of a genocidal communist tyranny will be the only thing that Americans will be allowed to hear or say about China,” Rubio reiterated.
Another industry that supports the CCP’s incursion into the U.S. is journalism, as noted by renowned broadcaster Tucker Carlson.
According to public records, Carlson charged that the New York Times received over one hundred thousand dollars per month from Chinese state media to publish ‘news’ that repeated the CCP narrative and attacked the American government.
The business dealings with Chinese state media began in 2016, and the CCP shelled out more than $20 million to publish its propaganda in the U.S., Carlson claimed.
Furthermore, even though the New York Times considers itself a ‘living historical archive’ and has notes even from the civil war era, Carlson explained that in August 2020, suddenly the paper began deleting hundreds of articles up to ten years old, without explanation from its website.
“Everyone was a propaganda piece paid for by the Chinese” to pretend it was a news article, the anchor claimed.
The anchor mentioned other media outlets were the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and Twitter.