340. (Video) Media, Lobbyists, Politicians Block Tough-on-China Laws; Lab-Leak Theory Gains Traction

The Senate China bill is being widely criticized for being too weak—for not really addressing the global threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Thus, Senator Josh Hawley’s proposed amendments would see information on the origin of the coronavirus declassified. They would also add a duty of 100 percent on goods from Xinjiang, in response to the use of Uyghur slave labor there. I spoke to national security commentator and publisher of the Journal of Political Risk, Dr Anders Corr, about why America’s China policies are so full of holes. He points to politicians, media and lobbyists with vested interests in not holding China to account. “There’s not a lot of effort behind putting ….any kind of new legislation on this through, in a sense, because the fox is guarding the chicken coop. When they [politicians] leave office, they want the option of becoming….high paid lobbyists, they can make millions of dollars a year…That creates an almost…permanent swamp in Washington that’s very hard to get rid of. —Anders Corr Why is the tiny nation of Lithuania prepared to take a stand against the CCP, where more powerful countries are not? How can the ‘principle of reciprocity’ be applied by the U.S. to give Beijing ‘a taste of its own medicine?” And what is the most urgent action now needed to counter the multi-pronged threats of the CCP?

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