Congressman warns China has become 'existential threat' to America

March 4, 2023
World Net Daily

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

China's dictator, Xi Jinping, has become an "existential threat" to America, with his "monstrous policies" that include war against Muslims and Christians both, according to a member of Congress.

The Washington Stand interviewed Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and the report explained he's optimistic that both political sides in Washington "appear to be finally coming to the realization that the communist government of China under Xi Jinping is not only a threat to his own people but to the entire world."

"He has demonstrated monstrous policies, a genocide against the Muslims, the crushing of the underground Christian church and all other churches, and … a pervasive use of torture [on] political or religious prisoners," the congressman explained.

He cited China's takeover of Hong Kong, and now "he has his eye on Taiwan."

Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council, asked Smith about comments from Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to Congress that, "China poses a greater threat to American interests than did the Soviet Union."

Smith agreed that the serious military threat from China now is being recognized.

Smith noted China's strength, often based on America's economy and technology, but said he thinks internally the Communist regime is in chaos.

"This is the horrible consequence of the one child per couple policy which has led to a huge disparity between males and females. There are about 60 million plus missing girls, some of whom would be women of various ages because of the one child per couple forced abortion policy," he said.

He warned, "Not only does it destroy babies and their mothers, but it would also lead Xi Jinping or whoever the dictator might be at the time to try to project outward and stoke the fires of nationalism. And that’s exactly what he is doing.

"There’s no other place on the face of the earth where there’s a massive genocide taking place in a country that’s not at war,” he said. “It’s at war with its own people.” Smith serves as the chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

"They couldn’t care less about their own people and even more, so couldn’t care less about us," he said.

To China's Communist leaders all life is "throwaway," he charged.

Smith also has targeted the CCP with legislation that would address China's organ harvesting, which is sometimes done forcibly.

"It’s a huge moneymaker for the Chinese Communist Party. It is also for any high official or any official really in the party that is in need of a transplant," he said.

His plan would impose sanctions on anyone participating in that $1 billion industry, which he said kills some 100,000 people in China every year.

He also blamed China for the fentanyl flood that is hitting Americans these days.

He said there are a lot of egregious points in America's previous failures to address China's inhumanity.

He noted he never would forget when Barack Obama, with then-Chinese President Jintao Hu at his side in the White House, responded to a reporter’s question about the Communist nation’s record of human rights abuses by telling the reporter China has a "different culture and different type of government."

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