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.