US Department of State Issues More Warnings: ‘Chinese Communist Party Poses a Real Threat’

US Department of State Issues More Warnings: ‘Chinese Communist Party Poses a Real Threat’
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media in Washington on Nov. 24, 2020. (Saul Loeb/Pool via Reuters)
Jack Phillips

The U.S. Department of State issued several warnings on Twitter calling the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) a “real threat.”

In the tweet of Dec. 17, the agency noted that President Donald Trump believes “America is a sovereign nation and our first priority is always the safety and security of our citizens.”

About 90 minutes later, at 2:30 a.m. ET, it posted a message from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that it has taken a “long time” for the United States and the rest of the “free world” to understand the CCP’s threat and the regime’s endgame: “To dominate the free world.”

According to Pompeo and the State Department, the CCP “poses a real threat ... We want China to engage on the world stage the way we ask every other nation to.”
The final tweet stated, “The Chinese Communist Party’s threat to American national security extends into our financial markets and impacts U.S. investors.” It noted that “money flowing into major indices supports Chinese companies involved in military production and human rights abuses.”

Over the past several weeks, both the State Department and Pompeo have increasingly criticized the CCP in the midst of bombshell reports about the regime’s influence on American and UK industries, universities, and other institutions.

At the same time, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe warned last month that the regime is trying to influence members of Congress.

CCP members were found to have held positions in aerospace manufacturer Boeing and pharmaceutical maker Pfizer, according to a leaked database. The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), a global coalition of lawmakers, obtained the database from an unidentified Chinese dissident.
Meanwhile, an Axios report found that a CCP spy named Fang Fang, or Christine Fang, was able to get into the inner circle of Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), and get close to several unnamed mayors. Fang reportedly performed fundraising activities for Swalwell, and, along with the Axios report, caused several Republican leaders to raise red flags about the lawmaker’s involvement in the House Intelligence Committee.
“To make matters worse, Rep. Swalwell kept this information to himself while repeatedly using his position on [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] to peddle damaging and baseless conspiracies about President Donald Trump’s unproven ties to Russia for years and still refuses to comment fully on the extent and nature of his relationship with the Chinese Communist Party spy exposed in Axios’s bombshell report,” several Republican House leaders said in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X:
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