The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses the greatest existential threat to the United States in our nation’s history. It does so pursuant to the “People’s War” declared against America by the Party’s house organ, People’s Daily, on May 14, 2019, and via the multifaceted techniques identified in the People’s Liberation Army’s “Unrestricted Warfare” strategy.

Much of the warfare the CCP is waging against the United States directly violates U.S. laws. Its myriad and ongoingcrimes against humanity also are contrary to American norms, statutes and/or international law. Documented examples of such criminal activity on the part of the Chinese Communist Party or its surrogates include:

The annual murder of over 30,000 Americans by Chinese-produced and -imported fentanyl;
The death of over 260,000 Americans resulting, at a minimum, from the CCP’s failure to provide truthful and timely warning of the danger posed by the Covid-19 virus;
The theft of hundreds of billions of dollars worth of S. intellectual property per year;
The theft of S. private and corporate data;
An “economic blitzkrieg” and other acts of devastating economic espionage and warfare inside the United States;
Human- and sex-trafficking;
Concentration camps, forced abortions and forced sterilizations of Captive Nations’ populations;
Organ harvesting/genocide of religious practitioners and other political opponents of the CCP;
Environmental abuses; and
Interference in the U.S. 2020 elections.

In short, the Chinese Communist Party – which controls not only the government of the People’s Republic of China, but all aspects of life in that country – is a transnational criminal organization as defined in President Trump’s Executive Order 13773, “Enforcing Federal Law With Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking.” That Order makes it U.S. government policy to “pursue and support additional efforts to prevent the operational success of transnational criminal organizations and subsidiary organizations within and beyond the United States, to include prosecution of ancillary criminal offenses.”

Recommended Action:

Pursuant to an Executive Order issued by President Trump on February 9, 2017, the federal government can designate entities as transnational criminal organizations. Attorney General Jeff Sessions designated five entities, including Hezbollah on October 15, 2018. Successive administration officials have publicly described the CCP’s criminal activities, establishing the criminal predicate for such a designation of the Chinese Communist Party. Such a step would enable the prosecution of the CCP’s criminal activities and discourage U.S. persons and entities from participating in, contributing to or otherwise enabling such activities lest they be identified as accomplices. A popular expression of support for such an idea was conveyed on July 23, 2020. It should be executed immediately by President Trump.

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