It’s time to designate the Chinese Communist Party as a transnational criminal organization

There’s another party besides the Democratic one that is pleased as punch at the prospect of Donald Trump’s defeat. That would be the Chinese Communist Party.

It’s evident in the gloating taking place in the CCP’s various propaganda outlets – which rival those of the mainstream and social media here when it comes to toeing the party line. Some are portraying the electoral outcome as proof of the United States’ “political decay and decline” and China’s inevitable triumph.

Whatever the election’s final results, Donald Trump will be President until at least January 20th next year. He must use that time to weaken our mortal enemy, the Chinese Communist Party. The single most important step would be to designate the CCP as a “transnational criminal organization,” thereby, among other things, precluding U.S. investors from underwriting it, its front companies and its malevolent activities.

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.