The Chinese Communist Party is not just our enemy, it’s a criminal enterprise

Yesterday, Attorney General William Barr forcefully denounced the Chinese Communist Party’s global ambition to “make the world safe for dictatorship.” He called on American corporations to stop enabling the CCP’s realization of that ominous goal.

While Mr. Barr identified commercial, human rights and national security imperatives for ending such “engagement,” he introduced a potentially decisive consideration. The AG described the Party’s illegal activities – including some that are killing not just our jobs, economy and middle class, but thousands of our citizens.

In fact, the CCP is a transnational criminal organization (or TCO). Its members, present and past, should be barred entry into the United States – a prohibition under consideration by the Trump administration. If the Party is designated as a TCO, however, U.S. businesses aiding and abetting such a criminal enterprise risk being treated as accomplices.

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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.