Breaking Report: China Undermines US One State At A Time
The United States and China have a rocky and painfully complicated relationship. Now with China threatening to overtake Tawian, relations only continue to worsen. Expects claim that the two nations could reach conflict by 2024 unless something drastic changes. China continues to undermine the US so the odds of an improved relationship seem slim.
According to National Review, there's a new threat from China we should all be aware of. The report shows that China has been undermining individual states and bypassing regulations by buying out businesses:
"As Congress advances a set of bills to protect against Beijing’s efforts to subvert American democracy, China is using our system of government to block and tackle. On November 12, Reuters reported that Chinese officials have been pressuring American companies, executives, and trade groups to lobby against the legislation, threatening to reduce their share of the Chinese market if the bills pass. Unfortunately, such attempts to turn the U.S. system of government against itself are not new, or unusual. And they take place at the sub-national as well as national levels.
In 2015, Xi Jinping visited the United States for the first time since becoming general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). His first stop was in Seattle, where he attended the third China–U.S. Governors Forum.
The CCP has cemented a subversive influence apparatus across the United States. Xi’s visit to Seattle offers a roadmap of that apparatus: its pervasive presence, its targets, its sprawling objectives, and the cross-cutting mechanisms by which it achieves them. During his two days in Seattle, Xi prioritized three main groups: leading U.S. companies and their executives, local organizations dedicated to fostering closer U.S.–China ties, and, especially, state- and local-level government officials.
The CCP’s active-measures toolkit would make the Soviet Union drool. Beijing directs that toolkit at state and local elected officials, as well as the business, media, and nonprofit sectors. The Reuters report offered just the most recent example of the CCP’s subnational strategy, which is accelerating: Beijing has identified the vulnerable nodes through which it might defeat tough federal China legislation, and U.S. state, local, and non-governmental actors are largely blind to the threat.
Beijing is poised to subvert the subnational U.S. system, turning the country inside-out against itself. The federal government needs to step up, recognize the challenge, and do its job. In the meantime, state and local governments will have to start doing the federal government’s job for it."
China has always wanted to take the United State's role as a world leader and they have been pretty vocal about their desire to see an end to the United States as a superpower. This is just one of the many avenues they have chosen to try and take the US down from the inside.