The Chinese Communist Party has made strategic investments in major industries and companies over the past 20 years. Until recently, very few people in the West noticed or cared. Among whom Was Paying attention, many have actually praised Beijing’s focus on tomorrow’s technology. However, it was dangerously foolish to ignore the CCP’s desire to surpass America as the world’s most powerful economic, military, and cultural power.
Not only will it dominate the next generation of information technology, it will help keep Beijing at the forefront Global art competition, But it will also provide the Chinese Communist Party with a measure of its international influence. Fortunately, Beijing’s strategy falls into bilateral opposition in the United States.
Four years ago, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) And I began briefing major American companies, universities, and others on how the Chinese Communist Party infiltrated companies such as Huawei, ZTE, Alibaba, and Tencent, and ultimately harmed our institutions. .
At the time, Huawei was the title of the smartphone industry, shipping More phones More than any other company in the world except Samsung. Today, Huawei is falling off the map due to the combined efforts of the United States and the sanctions imposed during the Trump administration. Shipment Submerged 41% in the last quarter of 2020 and Further this year. Huawei sold Even fell In China. “Our goal is survival,” said Huawei’s deputy chairman Politely suggested Earlier this year.
The company may survive somehow because CCP believes it is in the interests of the regime to save its national champion. But falling to a man struggling to survive a relentless juggernaut of Huawei should serve as a blueprint for how American policymakers should communicate with China.
Later Multiple Legislative Effort Per Limited Huawei Access Per US market – With Important national security area – The Trump administration blacklisted the Chinese Communist Party’s largest telecom company in 2019, Cut it off from advanced computer chips and its operating system.
It took years of effort – often for ridicule Mainstream media, The industrial elite, Our allies, And Some even in Congress – Focus on public policy on national security threats raised by organizations like Huawei. Two years later, we are finally seeing results. The challenge now is to move forward with policies and initiatives that strengthen America’s digital security and the security of our nation.
The lesson for America and its freedom-loving allies and partners around the world is that we cannot sit idly by and hopefully the situation will get better. We cannot confidently expect that so-called American companies will suddenly stop working with the genocidal regime in Beijing. And we cannot assume that the communist regime will suddenly commit genocide, steal corporate privacy, and weaken Western competitors because of the Biden administration’s doctrine of “strong commercial engagement.”
One of the most obvious places to start is Beijing’s continued exploitation of our capital markets. Sen. John F. Kennedy (R-La.) And I took a step toward that in 2020 when President Trump signed our Holding Foreign Companies Accountability Act. But like Evergrand Shows impending fallWe need to do more to protect American investors from fraudulent Chinese companies.
We should do more to address the ongoing genocide of the Uighurs of the Chinese Communist Party and other predominantly Muslim groups in Xinjiang. Of the Trump administration Determining the genocide A good first step was that other nations should do the same, and President Joe Biden personally should approve my Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which the Senate passed unanimously earlier this year.
Similarly, we should Prohibition In response to the obstruction of the actual investigation into the origin of the Beijing Covid-1 of, led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences-the world’s largest research institute.
Ultimately, we need to outperform Chinese state-backed companies in the critical industry. In some respects, American companies are far ahead of our closest Chinese competitors. Take the vaccine, for example. Around the world, people want Pfizer, Moderena and Johnson & Johnson, Not Synovac and Synoform. In other areas, such as investing in new materials, rare earth minerals and even advanced robotics, China is moving forward. We cannot simply assume that non-state corporations will think about the future of America.
For more than a decade, the rise of China and the fall of the United States have been seen as inevitable. This led Wall Street, Hollywood and Silicon Valley to push America backwards and into the Chinese Communist Party. And many times, Washington just didn’t pay attention. Fortunately, we now have the consequences of over-reliance on Communist China. The fall of Huawei is the first step in decades of efforts to correct our unilateral relationship with China and secure a new American century for our great people.