On Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr gave a stern warning to America and the rest of the world in which he emphasized that “the most important issue for our nation and the world in the 21st century” is the Chinese Communist Party’s challenge to American power.
Barr noted how the Chinese communist regime is “engaged in an economic blitzkrieg” involving the technology, pharmaceutical, and entertainment industries to gain domination of the global economy.
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China has been taking advantage of the US for decades
AG Bill Barr just destroyed Apple, Hollywood, Disney and all big tech companies over their relationship with communist China.
That was brutal.
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According to Barr, “The CCP has launched an orchestrated campaign, across all of its many tentacles in Chinese government and society, to exploit the openness of our institutions in order to destroy them.”
He noted that the Chinese Communists use “a wide array of predatory and often unlawful tactics.” The regime engages in currency manipulation, intellectual property violations, cyber warfare, and, of course, espionage.
Barr singled out the Chinese regime’s “Made in China 2025” drive as one that “poses a real threat to U.S. technological leadership.” It aims to establish Chinese dominance in the high tech sphere.
Barr sounded the alarm that America is “dangerously dependent” on China in some spheres, including the rare earth metals used in every phone and the pharmaceutical field.
Barr pointed out that “As one Defense Health Agency official noted, should China decide to limit or restrict the delivery of APIs to the United States, it could result in severe shortages of pharmaceuticals for both domestic and military uses.”
China’s warfare in the pharmaceutical field includes counterfeiting and widespread theft of industry secrets. China has been using these tactics in various industries for decades.
Barr said, “The ultimate ambition of China’s rulers isn’t to trade with the United States. It is to raid the United States . . . Sadly, examples of American business bowing to Beijing are legion,”
Many American corporations are complicit in China’s rise
Barr singled out Hollywood for “regularly censors its own movies to appease the Chinese Communist Party.” He cited examples like the films “World War Z” and “Doctor Strange.” The Attorney General accused Hollywood studios of tailoring their films to avoid offending the rulers of the billion-strong Chinese market.
Barr said, “Chinese government censors don’t need to say a word, because Hollywood is doing their work for them. This is a massive propaganda coup for the Chinese Communist Party.”
Barr accused tech corporations like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo for being “all too willing to collaborate with the CCP.” Barr noted how Apple removed a news app called Quartz from the Chinese market at Beijing’s request.
Barr put it bluntly, “If you are an American business leader, appeasing the PRC may bring short-term rewards. But in the end, the PRC’s goal is to replace you.”