The CCP must pay dearly if it crushes Hong Kong’s freedom

Sen. Tom Cotton has correctly concluded that the Chinese Communist Party deliberately, consciously and malevolently allowed a lethal virus to spread worldwide. At a minimum, the CCP has fully exploited the damage done by its pandemic.

Look no further than Hong Kong – the former British colony surrendered in 1997 on the promise that its autonomy would be respected for fifty years. But the Chinese Communists are using the virus-induced lockdown to finally dispense with that commitment, suppressing the massive demonstrations that thwarted its recent efforts to impose instead what amounts to “one-country, one-system.”

Now, the CCP is preparing to put mainland troops in Hong Kong to crush what remains of freedom there. Since that is unlikely to be Beijing’s last act of aggression, we must do everything possible to deter it – and to punish the perpetrators if it nonetheless happens.

This is Frank Gaffney.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.