The White House is considering imposing sanctions on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for its lies and deceit regarding the CCP Virus that is still decimating the world’s population, and John Kennedy (R-La.) said President Trump is the only one standing up to the CCP.
“I haven’t read the bill but I’ll probably sign on,” Kennedy, told “America’s Newsroom.” He added, “The only politician I know of that’s been willing to stand up to China is Trump.”
Tensions are increasing between the United States and the CCP with the White House threatening sanctions, and Kennedy was quick to condemn the CCP, but making the distinction between the Chinese people and the corrupt Chinese Communist Party, which is “populated by thugs.”
“You can’t trust the CCP ever. I wouldn’t turn my back on them if they were two days dead,” said Kennedy. “China’s strength and China’s bullying has, frankly, been caused by the weeniest of the world and the world’s leaders. For 20 years, the experts and many world leaders said to be patient with China, [that] free enterprise will change them. Well, they changed the free enterprise,” he continued.
Hong Kong’s future as a global city hangs in the balance as Beijing is looking to implement a national security bill that bypasses its Legislature, reported Fox News. This would put an end to the“one country, two systems” principle that has allowed the global financial hub to flourish since Britain’s 1997 handover to China.
National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said on Sunday that if the CCP does implement the controversial national security law, threatening Hong Kong’s independence, sanctions by the United States could well be imposed.
“It looks like, with this national security law, they’re going to basically take over Hong Kong,” O’Brien told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “If they do, under the 1992 Hong Kong Policy Act and the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, Secretary Pompeo would likely be unable to certify that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy. And if that happens, there will be sanctions that will be imposed on Hong Kong and China.”
“The erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy will undermine the foundation of its economic success as an international city within China,” wrote Mark Williams, chief Asia economist at the research firm Capital Economics. “And it is a reminder that the priority of the Party is control, even if it comes at an economic cost.”
Kennedy said that the CCP “understands that weakness invites the wolves.”
The CCP is not prepared to compromise when it comes to Hong Kong. “We’ve got to push back and we’ve got to join the rest of the world in doing so, including but not limited to sanctions. We may have to revoke the special trade status with Hong Kong. The people of Hong Kong have got to face a tough decision here: they can get out or they can fight until the very end. But, China is taking them over.”
Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive said there was nothing to worry about, but Kennedy warned she is owned by Xi Jinping, leader of the CCP.
“She is owned lock stock and barrel by Xi Jinping, who runs China. If you take Xi Jinping, turn him upside down and shake him, she falls out of his pocket.” Kennedy continued, “She’s just a puppet.”