President Trump grasps what is at stake and has taken strong actions to push back at the Chinese regime for its belligerent acts. One cannot say the same about Joe Biden and his fellow globalists at the United Nations
China’s one-party communist regime has played the West since China’s professed opening of its economy to global trade and investments. It wants to replace the current rules-based international system with one dominated by China’s authoritarian model. To that end, the regime is deftly exploiting multilateral institutions from the World Trade Organization to the World Health Organization to the United Nations itself.
Thus, China has managed to get away with retaining a “developing country” status within the World Trade Organization, which gives it unfair preferences. China has the second largest Gross Domestic Product in the world, surpassed only by the United States. It does not deserve any preferential treatment. But China still gets it.
China’s Vision for a New World Order
China used the World Health Organization to repeat its lies about the coronavirus pandemic, which started in China. If the World Health Organization had been more independent of Chinese influence and questioned China’s knowingly false claim that there was no human-to-human transmission of the virus at a time when the virus could have been more easily contained, hundreds of thousands of lives would most likely have been saved. Yet United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres ingratiated himself to the Chinese regime last February when he praised China’s ‘cooperation’ in the global fight against spread of the coronavirus.
The UN Secretary General’s office responded with a “no comment” when I asked about the pro-democracy candidates for the Hong Kong legislative election who were declared ineligible and the subsequent postponement of the election itself for at least a year. These disturbing developments followed the Chinese regime’s imposition of its new security law clamping down on the remaining freedoms of the people of Hong Kong. Such draconian measures deserve more from the United Nations, which is unsparing in its criticisms of Israel, than a “no comment.”
Working from within such submissive globalist organizations, the Chinese regime’s aim is “to promote its own worldview and concepts while sidelining the existing governance norms and values,” the National Bureau of Asian Research noted in its comprehensive January 2020 report entitled “China’s Vision for a New World Order.” The regime wants to purge as much of the world as it can of the Enlightenment principles of democracy, pluralism, and individual human rights. In their place, China’s communist dictatorship heralds its authoritarian ‘L’état, c’est moi’ as the superior governance model for the world.
The Chinese communist empire has also weaponized social media, telecommunications and cloud computing to steal intellectual property
Instead of clearly drawing moral distinctions between a pluralistic democratic governance model that protects individual liberties and an authoritarian model that tramples on individual liberties in the service of the all powerful state, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres just describes them as two rival systems that risk splitting the world in two. Such a display of moral equivalence is unhelpful, to say the least.
The Chinese communist empire has also weaponized social media, telecommunications and cloud computing to steal intellectual property and to surveil ordinary citizens as well as hack their online data in the United States and across the globe. Globalists have helped make all this possible by encouraging the integration of China into the world economy, falling prey to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu’s stratagem that “All warfare is based on deception.”
President Trump has challenged the conventional wisdom, including by issuing executive orders addressing the threats posed by the apps TikTok and WeChat, currently owned by Chinese companies ByteDance Ltd. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. respectively. President Trump grasps what is at stake and has taken strong actions to push back at the Chinese regime for its belligerent acts. One cannot say the same about Joe Biden and his fellow globalists at the United Nations.
Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist — Bio and ArchivesJoseph A. Klein is the author of Global Deception: The UN’s Stealth Assault on America’s Freedom.