The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) economic power makes corporations and governments “subservient,” aiding Beijing’s plan to achieve global hegemony, according to China analyst Anders Corr.
“Corporations [and] ... governments are starting to fall in line with what the Chinese Communist Party wants them to do ... in a way that really should concern us,” Corr, principal at advisory firm Corr Analytics and author of “The Concentration of Power,” told EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program.
“If you prove to China that you are on the Chinese Communist Party's side ... [by] donating $275 billion in a secret agreement to tech transfers to China, if you prove that ... maybe they give you a better deal ... that maximizes your short-term revenues [and] increases your bonus as a CEO, but sells out shareholders down the road,” Corr said.
He argued that such actions are possible due to the CCP’s concentration of power, which allows it to “act as a gatekeeper” to the Chinese market. This kind of power is unavailable to the U.S. president because of economic freedom in the United States.
Many of the companies making deals with the CCP are willing to overlook ongoing human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese regime because of greed, according to Corr.
“You can't compare a triple genocide in China—of the Uyghurs, Tibetans, and Falun Gong—to what's going on in the United States,” Corr said. “To compare the two is a total whitewash of China and a slander on the United States.”
The analyst said the CCP has the goal to achieve “global hegemony,” which is an accepted truth in academia. He said the CCP uses this economic power to expand its political influence in the United States.
“The influence that Beijing has over American politics through our corporations is actually quite similar to the influence that Beijing has in other countries,” Corr said. “Whether it's Uganda or Philippines, they wield quite a bit of power through being able to turn on and turn off imports and exports between China and all other countries in the world.”
Western democracies aren't doing enough to counter the CCP’s expansion and should coordinate a strategic approach to China, along with other Western countries “so that they make sure that our corporations are not selling out democracy when they're doing business in China,” according to Corr.