Gordon Chang: If we don’t impose costs on the CCP for COVID-19, they will think they can do it again
Conservative columnist and East Asian expert Gordon Chang joined the “Sara Carter Show” podcast Thursday to discuss the latest developments on the Chinese Communist Party and its potential to start a war.
Chang warned that the Biden administration is taking steps in the wrong direction that may cause dangerous implications for the U.S.
“[The Biden administration] says we should cooperate with China on COVID-19. They want to rejoin the World Health Organization, these are the steps in the absolute wrong direction,” Chang tells Carter.
“This was deliberate, that means this was mass murder. And that has all sorts of implications that the Biden administration is not willing to consider.”
“China is developing pathogens that will leave the Chinese alone, but will attack foreigners. So that means the next disease from China could very well be something that kills civilizations outside China. And this shows you the maliciousness of the Chinese regime,” he continued.
Chang also warned that Xi Jinping, the head of the CCP, may cause another deadly attack.
“If we don’t impose costs on China for deliberately spreading this disease. Xi Jinping will just naturally think that he can do this again,” Chang said.
“We’re giving incentives to China, because we’re supporting the World Health Organization, which China controls, because we know that the way that China got its false narrative out to the world, was a January 9 statement, and a January 14 tweet from the World Health Organization, propagating the false narrative that COVID-19 was not readily transmissible from one human to the next. This was when WHO senior doctors knew that it was highly contagious, but their views were completely shut out by the political leadership of WHO and Biden has just agreed to shovel hundreds of millions of dollars a year to those people who were complicit in attack that has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of 1000s of Americans.”
Carter agreed with Chang that the CCP is trying to see how far they can push the Biden administration and asked him if he is concerned about Taiwan and India.
On Jan. 23, the Chinese military flew a large number of warplanes, including nuclear-capable H-6K bombers and fighter jets, to practice a run against the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group.
“Which means that China was practicing attacks on us,” Chang explained.
“We don’t know where they’ll strike next, but we do know It’ll be against our friends and allies. And we need to meet them there. Because if we don’t, we’re gonna be fighting them over here.”
Gordon’s book, The Coming Collapse of China, explains why he believes the CCP will not be able to sustain its behavior for much longer.
“Right now, although China looks pretty fearsome, its economy is barely growing, if it’s growing at all,” Chang said. “It’s got a demographic collapse on the horizon. And Chinese leaders, we know from their propaganda, are seeing a closing window of opportunity. We know they’re arrogant, we know they’re insecure. We know they think they can push Biden around. They believe that they got to do this quickly.”
“We’ve got to worry about China now, because this is the critical time where China thinks it does have maybe the last chance to accomplish the historic objectives,” Chang warned.
“We know that China is effective. We know that they’re malicious, we know that they can accomplish their goals. And that means our country’s at risk.”
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