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Confronting Communist China

The radical left continues to stoke violence in cities across America, with Portland and Seattle being the latest examples. As the unrest intensifies, it's easy to forget that our foreign enemies are working overtime to lay our country low.

The radical left continues to stoke violence in cities across America, with Portland and Seattle being the latest examples. As the unrest intensifies, it’s easy to forget that our foreign enemies are working overtime to lay our country low.

I am convinced that we’ll soon discover that countries like Iran, Russia, and especially communist China have been fanning the fires of the extreme left in America. Why would they do that? It’s simple: A distracted nation is a vulnerable nation.

Some are still in denial about China’s intentions. But we got more evidence this week of how serious they are at replacing the United States as the world’s premier power.

As we reported yesterday, the Justice Department has identified two Chinese hackers who were engaged in a hacking campaign in the U.S. to steal information for the communist Chinese government.

The hackers targeted high-tech manufacturing and medical device, pharmaceutical, and defense companies. More recently, they probed the computer networks of companies developing COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

The Justice Department handed down an 11-count indictment against the two Chinese nationals. It accuses the cyber spies of giving the Chinese government the personal data of dissidents, human rights activists, and even Christian pastors living in the U.S., China, and Hong Kong.

This should serve as a reminder to Christian leaders to be aware that you may be targeted by America’s enemies, especially China.

As the evidence grows that communist China is engaged in cyber warfare against us, we are being held back in our response by segments of American society that are still dreaming of great wealth by doing business with China.

The NBA warned its owners not to criticize communist China. Disney self-censors its films before they are released in China to make sure they don’t reflect poorly on the communist government. Major U.S. universities continue to accept millions of dollars from China in exchange for access to our world-class educational institutions. And while many U.S. companies are trying to bring their factories home, others stubbornly believe they can still do business in China without losing their conscience.

There are likely hundreds or thousands of Chinese doing this type of espionage within our borders. The two indicted Chinese nationals had been hacking into our networks since early in the Obama administration. The Obama-Biden administration didn’t take the threat seriously. Finally, we have an administration that does.

But anyone who thinks that a President Joe Biden would be tough on China should do their homework. Biden has been in public office for nearly half a century and has done next to nothing to push back on China. He’s always downplayed the economic threat posed by China, and even aided in its rise. He supported granting China “most favored nation” trade status.

Biden has been a China apologist during the coronavirus pandemic too, even though China lied to the world from the start regarding the origins, size, and scope of the pandemic. Perhaps worst of all, Biden’s son Hunter received millions of dollars from a Chinese state-owned bank.

By the way, does the Chinese Communist Party have something compromising on the Democrats? In May, a bipartisan group of congressmen created a “China Task Force” to develop legislative policies to curtail Chinese influence. But then the Democrats on the task force suddenly quit.

It turned out that Democrats didn’t want to do anything to distract from their talking point that President Trump – not China – is to blame for the coronavirus.

The Law-and-Order President

President Trump and Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday that they will soon send federal agents to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico, to help local authorities combat rising crime in those cities.

“Frankly, we have no choice but to get involved,” Trump said at the White House event where he announced the initiative. “Politicians running many of our cities have put interests of criminals above law-abiding citizens.”

The program is named “Operation Legend” after a four-year-old who was fatally shot while sleeping in a Kansas City apartment last month. Hundreds of federal agents already have been sent to Kansas City to help combat a record increase in violence in that city.

To give you an idea of how dire things have become in many of America’s cities, even Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a vociferous Trump critic, is reluctantly accepting federal help in her city.

This underscores once again how Trump has made law and order one of the top priorities of his presidency. His critics accuse him of trying to divide America. But he’s doing more to restore law and order in our cities than Obama-Biden did in eight years.

Pelosi and Biden Stand Up for China

Communist China is under fire from many directions right now. A lot of the growing hostility is due to the recognition around the world that the Chinese communists lied about the coronavirus, which began in China and may have leaked from a Chinese bio-weapon lab. This is one of the reasons President Trump refers to the virus as the “Chinese coronavirus.”

This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pointedly referred to the virus as the “Trump virus.” Pelosi’s giving a gift to the Chinese communists. She is helping to bail them out from their current problems. They could not ask for a better aid for their propaganda machine. In fact, the communists have been claiming for months that the U.S./Trump are responsible for the virus. Pelosi should send the Chinese communists an invoice for her invaluable assistance.

Not to be outdone, Joe Biden, whose family has greatly profited from their Chinese communist connections, jumped into the fray too. Of course, he did it in the same bizarre, zany way that is raising questions about his mental health.

In a Zoom campaign appearance with three panelists, Biden said this:

Look what he’s [Trump] doing now. He’s blaming everything on China. He’s blaming everything on the Chinese … and people [U.S. voters] don’t make a distinction, as you well know, from a South Korean and someone from Beijing…

They [U.S. voters] make no distinction, it’s Asian. And he’s using it as a wedge.

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. But I certainly know who the Chinese communists hope will win this November.

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