Now Is the Time for the US to Take a Stronger Position Against the CCP

Ending the CCP should be the No. 1 goal

Now Is the Time for the US to Take a Stronger Position Against the CCP
A paramilitary police officer stands guard in Tiananmen Square, in Beijing, on March 11, 2018. (Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images)
May President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump speedily recover from the CCP virus. Their contracting it is a reminder to us all.
Their falling ill from this disease that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) allowed to spread around the world underscores how close the CCP threat has come to cutting out the heart of our nation.

The Trump administration has already taken an unprecedented level of action against the CCP, but this has been at the level of waking up to the threat and defending our country from further damage. There is still a lack of understanding that this is a life and death fight to save humanity.

During the 71 years of its rule, the CCP has always seen the United States as its No. 1 enemy. To the regime in Beijing, the very idea of freedom is an existential threat. Because of this, it has built its economy and policies with a goal of beating America, at any cost and with no limit on the methods used.

During the 1950s, the CCP pushed a movement called The Great Leap Forward. Its real aim was to try to catch up with the United States within 10 years, and its mad dash to do so resulted in a great famine that cost at least 30 million lives.

This disaster, however, never changed the CCP’s determination to compete with and beat the United States. The CCP recruited U.S.-educated Chinese scientists to develop nuclear weapons. In recent decades, despite huge investment from the United States and the great transfer of wealth and technology, the CCP’s goal has remained unchanged: to defeat the United States.

The CCP has long known that a strong America will ultimately result in the end of the Party. Communist ideology, at its heart, is against humanity, and the example of America’s principles and the idea of freedom would result in its demise.

This is why any engagement, any negotiation, or any other kind of agreement with the Chinese communist regime will fail. You can’t put your trust in the devil, so to speak, nor should you acknowledge it as a normal entity.

America is strong because we are blessed. We are blessed because we are bestowed with great responsibility. We are at a historical moment where we either give in to the communists and let this cancer of communism take over the world, leading freedom and moral decency to perish, or we fight the communists and save the world.

One thing is clear: The Chinese people are ready for a country without communism. Since The Epoch Times published the series “Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party” in 2004, more than 350 million Chinese people have been inspired to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliates. The Chinese people will forever be grateful if America ends the CCP soon.

While the Trump administration has taken a strong stance against Chinese infiltration, it's not clear yet that ending the CCP should be the No. 1 goal. Just about all the problems we have internally or internationally are caused by the CCP. Not enough people realize that the CCP is really life-threatening—and more vicious and sly than the Soviet Union ever was.

Trump has an opportunity to become to China what President Ronald Reagan was to the Soviet Union.

The regime’s strategy is to create a state of crisis by replicating the purges and policies of Mao Zedong, using them to tighten its grip over the nation, and, with its chokehold on China secured and unbreakable, to rise out from the crisis.

The Trump administration and the leadership of many other countries have taken stronger stances against the CCP, but these focus on ending the Party's unfair practices and protecting the interests of each respective country. While these are heavy blows to the CCP, they’re not strong enough to topple it and, in the greater scheme of things, act as merely an inconvenience to the regime’s strategies, which work on decades-long programs.

The trade war and other policies ultimately act as merely a speed bump on the regime’s long road toward achieving its goal to overtake the United States. Any policy short of ending the CCP will result in only a short-term solution to a long-term problem, deferring the crisis now facing the world to future generations, at a time when the CCP may not be in as weakened a state as it is now.

The United States' policy on China should recognize that the communist state is a murderous totalitarian regime with the blood of tens of millions of Chinese people on its hands. It’s a regime that commits every atrocity the free world has always claimed to oppose. And its publicly stated goal is to export this style of rule to every corner of the globe.

Mr. Trump, tear down this regime and secure the future of freedom not just for the United States, but for the Chinese people and the entire free world as well.

Diana Zhang, Ph.D., is a staff writer with 20 years’ experience in the study of China. Based in the United States, she uses a pen name to protect her family members in China.
Views expressed in this article are opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.
Diana Zhang, Ph.D., is a staff writer with 20 years’ experience in the study of China. Based in the United States, she uses a pen name to protect her family members in China.
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