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China's 170 Million Spy Balloons and other Venus Fly Traps - by Uzay Bulut for the Gatestone Institute - 17.06.24

"China owns $870 billion in U.S. Treasuries that finance our debt. And they either own or have a huge portion of the Chicago Stock Exchange, AMC movie theaters, General Electric's appliance division, General Motors, and Smithfield Foods just to name a few. On another alarming note, folks. China owns 384,000 acres of American agricultural land.


That's a 30% increase just since 2019. And on top of that, they own land near an air force base in North Dakota. That's a clear threat to our national security and that's what the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill is going to address." — US Rep. Mike Collins, July 23, 2023.


In 2023, Texas State Senator Lois Kolkhorst filed a bill, SB 147 that would ban "citizens, governments and entities from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia from purchasing land in the state, part of what she and other Republicans have said will help stem foreign influence in Texas."


"What I fear most Americans do not realize the ambitions and goals of Xi Jinping. He and his thugs wish to bring our great nation under his control, and he'll do whatever he can to accomplish that goal." — Pastor Bob Fu, founder of ChinaAid, to promote religious freedom and rule of law in China, Midland Reporter-Telegram, March 7, 2023.


"... Communist Party leaders... they are also suffering under this brutal dictator Xi Jinping.


Nobody's safe, you know, many of his right-hand men, left-hand men are being ransomed, imprisoned, forced to commit suicide. You're talking about hundreds, many, I mean senior leaders end up now in prison or being killed, so nobody feels safe in the Communist Party regime." — Pastor Bob Fu, CBN News, January 2024.


Such an oppressive regime based on fear, punishment, and total control of human behavior would bring an abrupt end to a free way of life. The international community needs to stand up to this ideology that virtually enslaves humanity by using methods that might seem benign -- such as technology.


This year, so far, more than 24,200 Chinese citizens have entered the U.S. illegally across the southern border, plus more than 5,000 across the US northern border, for a total of more than 66,000 for 2023-24 so far. Even if just 1% of them are here to subvert America, that amounts to more than 660 potential saboteurs.


The totalitarian ideology of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) includes instilling and exploiting fear to create discipline and generally control every step its population takes.


For Communist China, America's 170 million TikTok users are the equivalent of having 170 million spy balloons. Meanwhile, cargo cranes from China with hidden listening devices are installed in US ports, and Huawei is an open line that could "disrupt US nuclear arsenal communications."


"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near." — Sun Tzu, The Art of War, circa 5th century BCE.


The totalitarian ideology of the Chinese Communist Party includes instilling and exploiting fear to create discipline and generally control every step its population takes. Such an oppressive regime based on fear, punishment, and total control of human behaviour would bring an abrupt end to a free way of life.

 

The international community needs to stand up to this ideology that virtually enslaves humanity by using methods that might seem benign -- such as technology.


The Chinese Communist Party seems to have been buying up America. On July 23, 2023, US Rep. Mile Collins (R-GA) said on the floor of the House of Representatives:


"China owns $870 billion in U.S. Treasuries that finance our debt. And they either own or have a huge portion of the Chicago Stock Exchange, AMC movie theaters, General Electric's appliance division, General Motors, and Smithfield Foods just to name a few.


"On another alarming note, folks. China owns 384,000 acres of American agricultural land. That's a 30% increase just since 2019. And on top of that, they own land near an air force base in North Dakota. That's a clear threat to our national security and that's what the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill is going to address."


In 2023, Texas State Senator Lois Kolkhorst filed a bill, SB 147 that would ban "citizens, governments and entities from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia from purchasing land in the state, part of what she and other Republicans have said will help stem foreign influence in Texas."


Pastor Bob Fu was a student leader in China's Tiananmen Square democracy movement in 1989. After fleeing to the US, he founded ChinaAid to promote religious freedom and the rule of law in China. On March 7, 2023, Fu wrote regarding the bill that "SB 147 is about the Chinese Communist Party, not Chinese people."


"[In China] internal repression has dramatically increased with an extensive domestic surveillance system, a social credit system to suppress dissent, and concentration camps where the CCPs detain, re-educate, sterilize, de-Islamify, and kill China's ethnic Muslim minority.


"What I fear most Americans do not realize the ambitions and goals of Xi Jinping. He and his thugs wish to bring our great nation under his control, and he'll do whatever he can to accomplish that goal.


"The CCP not only poses existential threats to our freedom and way of life but also is actively exporting its threats transactionally in our soils. Emboldened by their economic power, the Chinese government seeks to weaken the United States through espionage and surveillance. They maintain control of Chinese citizens (work/education visa holders, lawful permanent residents/"green card" holders) and former Chinese citizens living in the U.S. through their embassy, consulates and overseas police stations. They monitor and harass those in the U.S. and threaten to penalize their families in China.


"The CCP dug its teeth deep into Texas long before anyone knew about overseas Chinese police stations. They financially infiltrated our great universities and institutions. They have been and wish to continue buying land in our state, particularly property near our military bases and other sensitive facilities and infrastructure. Any sensible person sees through this agenda and any effort against this bill as insanity.


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Uzay Bulut, a Turkish journalist, is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Gatestone Institute.


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