Senator Tom Cotton slammed the communist Chinese government, describing its actions as “deliberately malevolent” when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. He also suggested that Chinese students should not be allowed to study sciences within the US until the country has been properly held accountable.
Cotton said that he believes China consciously allowed the virus to spread so that the playing field would be levelled, and other countries would also experience economic disaster.
“Wherever it originated … we know that the Chinese Communist Party was both criminally negligent and incompetent at first, and then deliberately, deliberately malevolent in the way they responded to this virus, for their own people and the world,” Cotton said during a Fox News interview.
“As early as the second week of December, it was clear that this virus was spreading from person to person. By late December, it was spreading to doctors in Wuhan hospitals. Some doctors were trying to blow the whistle on these facts, and the secret police arrived at their doorsteps in the middle of the night.” Cotton added.
“So only after China fessed up to the WHO on December 31 did the world know what was happening. Yet, still they continued to deny that it was spreading from person to person into mid-January. That allowed millions of people to leave Wuhan,” Cotton continued.
“And then, finally, China continued to pressure the WHO and other countries not to stop international travel from China. That meant that hundreds of thousands of persons left China after this virus was spread far outside of Wuhan, which allowed the virus to escape China’s borders and get to the United States and get to Europe and get to essentially every country in the world.” the Senator urged.
Cotton noted that China allowed flights to continue in spite of the outbreak “because they didn’t want to see their relative power and standing in the world decline.”
“They also knew that, once this virus began to spread outside of Wuhan, it would wreak economic havoc throughout China. And, in fact, China had the first contraction in the first quarter of this year since the cultural revolution ended in the 1970s,” Cotton added.
The Senator charged that China, worried that it would fall behind the rest of the world economically, deliberately allowed the virus to spread.
“I believe the Chinese communist leaders, when they were aware of those facts by mid-January, made the conscious decision not to explain to the world that it was transmissible between humans, not to shut down travel, not to ask for American or other kind of international scientific help, but to allow this virus to escape their borders, because if they were going to suffer an economic contraction, they were not going to allow the world to continue to prosper, and China be the only country whose economy was declining.” Cotton said.
Cotton also urged that it is an injustice that the United States has trained some Chinese nationals to “go back to China to compete for our jobs, to take our business, and ultimately to steal our property and design weapons and other devices that can be used against the American people.”
“If Chinese students want to come here and study Shakespeare and the Federalist Papers, that’s what they need to learn from America,” Cotton said, adding “They don’t need to learn quantum computing and artificial intelligence from America.”
Leftists immediately took to Twitter screeching ‘racism’:
China the GOVERNMENT will send their best and brightest here to be educated to return to China to work on efforts to compete against us. That is, however, not the PEOPLE. When a white Republican from Arkansas says this it, he is referring to the PEOPLE.
— Naveed Jamali (@NaveedAJamali) April 26, 2020
— Eddy Walsh (@WindFishGuy) April 27, 2020
this racist man wants to be POTUS one day. he and his ilk must be defeated soundly so there is no doubt that bigotry is not the future of this country. we are better than @SenTomCotton @realDonaldTrump and the @gop #RacistInChief https://t.co/OoqprDY70A
— otsukaresama (@gyamashita) April 27, 2020
Tom Cotton is a racist, xenophobic, anti-immigration warmonger, so of course he concurs with the SCOTUS decision on Korematsu.
— Carolyn Haynes (@AskMe_idareyou) April 27, 2020
@SenTomCotton We make software here not hardware. Try computing anything without hardware. Now stop being racist and spreading dumb baseless ideas – you’re making the US look bad!
— Jess (@UthinkUhaveTime) April 27, 2020
Shameful interview with @SenTomCotton without challenging such racist ill informed garbage is beyond me. You couldn't even bring yourself to fully back his crap other than to equate Shakespeare to our culture? Disgraceful, not what this country was founded on
— Tommy McCrary Jr (@IETommyMac) April 27, 2020
Tom Cotton is a racist bigot from the word go and needs to shut his damn mouth before he embarrasses himself and the state of AR any more than he already has. I have every right to say this because I live in AR and am embarrassed he represents my state!
— Beth Fullerton (@BethFullerton2) April 27, 2020
For guys like @SenTomCotton it always boils down to a blame game, finger pointing, good old heartland racist xenophobia. American universities couldn't survive without Chinese student tuitions.
— Steven Woodruff (@stevendwoodruff) April 27, 2020
Sen. Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) proposes restricting Chinese students to a humanities education in US universities. (a) is there such a thing as red-lining knowledge in education? (b) does he know the tuition % that foreign students bring to US universities? he's a racist idiot.
— undersecretary of distant socializing (@EastVillChris) April 27, 2020
Expert: ‘Chinese Regime Is Deeply Racist… This Is Something We Haven’t Seen Since The Third Reich’
Report: Universities refusing to co-operate with investigation into Chinese infiltration.
Several universities in the U.S. are refusing to cooperate with federal investigations into alleged infiltration by the Chinese government through bribes and financial kickbacks, according to reports.
College Fix reports that multiple institutions being scrutinised by the Department of Education are refusing to provide internal documents that are thought to contain evidence of undisclosed financial grants from the Chinese government.
The legal representatives of the universities are arguing that they do not have to provide information because of “Freedom of Information Act exemptions and legal privileges,” according to correspondence from the Department of Education, which did not name the institutions that have refused to comply.
Department of Education General Counsel Reed Rubinstein noted that “the evidence suggests massive investments of foreign money have bred dependency and distorted the decision making, mission, and values of too many institutions.”
Rubinstein admitted that the government will not be able to fully release information it does receive from the universities.
“Inappropriate disclosure of confidential information could lead to separation of powers concerns and will certainly impair the factfinding and enforcement work Congress has authorized us to do,” Rubinstein stated.
As we have recently highlighted, many universities throughout America are still allowing what have been described as Chinese propaganda centers to operate on their campuses, despite warnings from intelligence officials that the communist state is using them to infiltrate US society and indoctrinate Americans.
US intelligence agencies have previously labeled the Confucius Institutes as a national security threat, and several universities have since trashed the programs.
In congressional testimony in 2018, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that “The level of naïveté on the part of the academic sector about this creates its own issues. They’re exploiting the very open research and development environment that we have, which we all revere. But they’re taking advantage of it.”
In January, the Department of Justice also arrested a professor at Harvard, as well as two Chinese nationals for reportedly acting as foreign agents.
An engineering professor at the University of Arkansas was also arrested by the FBI and faces up to 20 years in prison for allegedly hiding funding that he received from the communist Chinese government.
Congressional Republicans have also expressed concerns that China is attempting to hinder US coronavirus research through such infiltration of US universities.
Last week, the FBI issued a PSA warning of the Chinese government’s intention to steal American medical research in its quest to find a cure for COVID-19.
Speaking to Campus Reform, Gordon Chang, an expert on United States-China relations, and author of The Coming China Collapse, noted that “estimates put the annual theft of American intellectual property at somewhere between $150-600 billion a year.”
“Some of that actually takes place on American college campuses. China has bought a number of college professors, a number of them have been fingered by the FBI and they’re pending investigations, and Chinese students have been engaged in activities…for instance, downloading entire databases for China.” Chang added.
Referring to the Confuscious Institutes, Chang said that they “report in reality to the Communist Party’s United Front Work Department. That means these are attempts to subvert other countries.“
“The U.S. is not permitted to have institutes like this in China. You don’t have a Lincoln Center or Roosevelt Institute… we know that propaganda is absolutely critical to totalitarian regimes.” Chang urged.
“They want to put forth narratives and restrict what is said about China on American campuses.” Chang asserted, adding that “You’ve got to remember that the Chinese regime is deeply racist with its Han nationalist ideology. This is something we haven’t quite seen since The Third Reich.”
Last year President Donald Trump signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act which proposed an ultimatum to universities receiving financial assistance from the Pentagon: close the Chinese propaganda center on campus or lose funding. Since that time, at least 49 schools have closed their Confucius Institute, according to Human Rights Watch.
The problem extends beyond the US, with European officials also expressing concerns that China is using the programs to infiltrate and spy on other countries. Some nations have outright banned the Chinese from setting up the institutes at their universities.
Trump: ‘Disgraceful China Is Desperate To Have Sleepy Joe Biden Win’
“They could have easily stopped the plague”.
President Trump lambasted China in a late night tweet storm, warning that the communist state is ‘desperate’ for his opponent Joe Biden to win the US election in November.
Trump charged that China continues to attempt to deflect blame away from itself for covering up the pandemic and allowing it to spread.
“Spokesman speaks stupidly on behalf of China, trying desperately to deflect the pain and carnage that their country spread throughout the world.” Trump tweeted.
“Its disinformation and propaganda attack on the United States and Europe is a disgrace,” he urged, adding “It all comes from the top. They could have easily stopped the plague, but they didn’t!”
….It all comes from the top. They could have easily stopped the plague, but they didn’t!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2020
The president continued the rant, warning that if Biden somehow wins the presidency, China will continue to ‘rip off’ Americans.
China is on a massive disinformation campaign because they are desperate to have Sleepy Joe Biden win the presidential race so they can continue to rip-off the United States, as they have done for decades, until I came along!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2020
Earlier in the day, Trump blasted that “it was the ‘incompetence of China’, and nothing else, that did this mass Worldwide killing!”
Some wacko in China just released a statement blaming everybody other than China for the Virus which has now killed hundreds of thousands of people. Please explain to this dope that it was the “incompetence of China”, and nothing else, that did this mass Worldwide killing!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2020
Trump’s tweets come as the world experienced the worst day yet for new coronavirus cases, with 106,000 people newly infected around the world, according to the World Health Orangisation.
China admitted last week that it did order laboratories to destroy samples of the new coronavirus in the early stage of the outbreak.
This combined with a cover up of the facts, the silencing of whistleblowers, the arrest of dissenting doctors, and a complicit WHO led to the spread of the virus worldwide. Research has shown that it could have been contained, lessening the effects by 95%.
Senators Introduce ‘Stop COVID Act’ So US Citizens Can Sue China
Legislation is called the ‘China-Originated Viral Infectious Diseases’ Act.
Two Republican Senators have introduced legislation titled the Stop COVID Act, (“China-Originated Viral Infectious Diseases”) to allow US citizens to sue the communist state over the spread of the virus in America.
“This would allow the insertion of COVID-19 as a ‘biological agent,'” to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, said co-author Senator Marsha Blackburn, noting that the law has previously allowed families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia over it’s alleged role in the terrorist atrocity.
“What we are doing is giving the individual citizen the right to hold the Chinese Communist Party legally responsible for the act that they have committed,” the Tennessee lawmaker commented in an interview with Cheddar.com.
When asked about the origin of the coronavirus, Blackburn said she would not rule out the Wuhan lab leak theory.
“We’re going to leave it to the intel community and Five Eyes to say exactly what happened here,” Blackburn said, adding “[China] had 3,000 cases on their hands before they said anything about this.”
“They eliminated travel between Wuhan and the rest of China, but they allowed international flights from Wuhan to other parts of the globe,” Blackburn urged, adding “They knew about this for weeks. They didn’t do anything to stop it.”
Several lawsuits have already been filed against China over the pandemic, with the CCP responding by saying ‘they will never happen’, and it is a ‘farce’ to believe that China will ever pay reparations.
“Such lawsuit is nothing short of frivolous litigation which defies the basic theory of the law,” Chinese deputy director of the Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang previously said, adding that “US courts have no jurisdiction over the sovereign actions taken by Chinese governments of all levels in response to the epidemic.”
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