Penalize the CCP for shrinking the free world

The Free World is about to get significantly smaller. That will be the practical effect of the enactment in the next few days of the Chinese Communist Party’s hated national security law that will place Hong Kong firmly behind its totalitarian Bamboo Curtain.

The question is: Will the CCP pay any appreciable price for crushing freedom in this fashion? If not, it will surely assault liberty in Taiwan, elsewhere in East Asia and probably far beyond.

Fortunately, President Trump can simultaneously punish the Chinese Communists and rectify a serious national security problem. The Pentagon says there are more than 20 People’s Liberation Army companies operating here, penetrating our society and economy, stealing our technology and bilking our investors. That’s unconscionable and, as Sen. Tom Cotton said yesterday, it “needs to stop, now.”

Shut them down, Mr. President, for Hong Kong and America.

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.