Pompeo says China poses real ‘risk’ to US, in new interview

In yet another push from the federal government to highlight the nefarious nature of communist China, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a radio interview on Saturday that the country’s actions pose a real “risk” to the safety and security of the United States. “The Chinese Communist Party working inside of their own country is one thing,” he told Breitbart News. “Their efforts to create control and influence around the world are quite another, and we have a responsibility to fix that. President Trump got this right in his campaign. He talks about it an awful lot.” Pompeo added, “But to your point — your point about China’s efforts to use their wealth, state-owned enterprises, and their authoritarian regime in Africa, in the Arctic… sea lanes all around the world present real risk to the United States of America and to free nations.” He said the U.S. government wants the best for China’s people but is continually having to work against the nation’s government as it interferes with American interests at home and abroad. “We are working to push back against that. We want good things for the Chinese people,” Pompeo added. “We hold no brook against them. But the regime, the Chinese Communist Party itself, is acting in ways that are much to the detriment of the United States of America, and President Trump has made clear we’re going to make sure and protect to keep Americans safe and do everything we can to make sure that Americans can operate freely around the world in a way that is fair and reciprocal and equitable.” This isn’t the first time Pompeo has issued a stern warning for Americans to be on the lookout for Chinese subversion and misinformation. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, he addressed the National Governors Association’s winter meeting in February and sounded the alarm about communist infiltration. “We can’t ignore China’s actions and strategic intentions,” he said at the time. “The Chinese government has been methodical in the way it’s analyzed our system… it’s assessed our vulnerabilities and it’s decided to exploit our freedoms, to gain an advantage over us at the federal level, the state level and the local level.” “Competition with China is happening. It’s happening in your state,” Pompeo explained. “In fact, I’d be surprised if most of you in the audience had not been lobbied by the Chinese Communist Party directly.” He said groups loyal to communist China are operating out in the open in Virginia, Minnesota, Florida and dozens of other states, while also targeting college campuses and K-12 classrooms. “Maybe some of you have heard about the time when the Chinese consulate paid the UC San Diego students to protest the Dalai Lama,” Pompeo continued. “It shows depth. It shows systemization. It shows intent.” China has faced heavy criticism for its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, triggering a congressional investigation into what the government knew, and when it knew it. A probe by the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, led by Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is seeking to uncover who should be held responsible for the deadly pandemic that has already claimed the lives of tens of thousands of Americans. “We have failed to call out China for who they are — call out these international organizations for who they are, and you see Democrats out there trying to defend the WHO. It’s the craziest thing in the world,” Scott said…

For more on this interview with Sec. of State Mike Pompeo, click on the text above.  Sec. Pompeo is exactly right, and we’re happy to hear he’s working diligently behind the scenes to increase the pressure against the evil Chinese Communist Party (CCP).  It is long overdue.

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