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A Foreign Policy Toward our “Friends”

September 22, 2017

In 1980, the victorious Reagan campaign had information that the People’s Republic of China had made cash donations to the campaign of Democrat candidate Jimmy Carter.  They won the election and didn’t pursue the allegations.

That was unfortunate since Russian intervention in the American presidential election of 2016 is a major concern. Had we begun an examination in 1980 and exposed the culprits, we might not be asking who did what in 2016.

The PRC, however, has not refrained from using free access to American society in ways not permitted in Communist China.

A study by the National Association of Scholars finds that Confucius Institutes have been planted at more than one hundred American colleges and universities that distort the history and current conditions of life in mainland China.

Chinese “Birth Tourism” persists, even though the U.S. government is attempting to slow the birth of “Americans for a Day” that is an aspect of PRC foreign policy.

The 19th National Congress of the PRC will be held on October 18 and is designed to fortify the grip of General Secretary, Xi Jinping, over the People’s Liberation Army and China’s Communist Party.

After Richard Nixon played the “China Card” and the U.S. granted diplomatic recognition to the PRC on January 1, 1979, American attitudes toward the totalitarian character of the regime were softened. Economic growth from liberalization of commercial activity generated a democracy movement that was stifled by the massacre of demonstrators in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Instead of expressing “concerns,” we should have immediately begun to limit trade with Communist China.

Xi Jinping’s PRC is not our “friend” and we need forceful and calculated foreign policies to address that reality with an aim to diminishing the growth of the PRC’s “People’s Liberation Army.” After all, its goals are not aimed at “Liberation,” just subjugation of the Chinese people and its neighbors.

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