Former Trump senior intelligence official Cliff Sims in a recent interview called out big tech companies and Wall Street for aiding the rise of Communist China at America’s expense.
Sims, in an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Breitbart News Saturday, criticized companies like Apple for tying their future profits to China, where foreign companies must adhere to Chinese Communist Party rules – which aim at China’s dominance over the global economy.
“China is by far our main national security threat, problem and challenge that we face. They aspire to dominate the world, technologically, militarily, economically, culturally, at all levels, he told Breitbart News Washington host and bureau chief Matthew Boyle.
Sims, who served as U.S. deputy director of national intelligence for strategy and communications, said the Trump administration faced the threat from China, one of the recurring challenges was for U.S. companies to finance the growth of the Chinese economy.
For example, he cited Apple CEO Tim Cook, who secretly struck a more than $ 275 billion deal with China in which he pledged Apple “would do its part to grow the economy and grow the China’s technological prowess through investment, trade deals and worker training, ”according to a presentation by The Information. The Sims continued:
Tim Cook is the one who has been credited internally at Apple as the one who really opened Apple to China. He bet big on China even before being CEO, he has doubled his stake since becoming CEO. And so, he also has a lot going on when it comes to reputation and finances. So this is a guy who has made quotes in the past on human rights, it’s about treating people with dignity and respect… inside China, on the ongoing genocide of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
They don’t say a word about these things. And the reason is that Tim Cook has held Apple’s business hostage in China. They’re so dependent on China for their manufacturing capacity, their supply chain, all of those different things. At this point, if he said a word about it and China snaps and stops him, Apple would be in serious trouble. They wouldn’t be able to give you an iPhone or any of those items anymore because they are so dependent on China.
This is a case study. And what’s going on with, with other companies, China is an authoritarian state. Anyone who says otherwise is misguided or completely full of bullshit. There is no private enterprise in China, all of them are required by law to assist the surveillance state, the national security state there, and to serve the purposes of the CCP.
Sims said it is not only Apple that is beholden to the Chinese Communist Party, but also to other companies and to Wall Street executives.
Sims said Trump introduced the idea of reciprocity into trade relations with China, and he criticized the Biden administration for destroying the leverage built by the Trump administration.
“When the Biden administration got in well, they immediately went to meet them in Alaska and [our] diplomats are embarrassed. They are faced very aggressively by the Chinese. And that really kind of set a marker that China was going to reaffirm … its historic primacy in the US-China relationship. And so it’s unfortunate to see some of that erode here, and it really comes down to a reluctance to recognize that the conflict between the United States and China is, at its core, an ideological struggle, ”he said. -he declares.
He said the Biden administration wanted to focus on “economic competition” with China.
“No No No No. It’s an ideological struggle, a struggle as you say, Matt, over what the future of the world will look like. And the Cold War was also an ideological struggle, but the difference was that the economies America and the world were not as closely linked to the Soviet Union as they were to China, ”he said.
Sims said it would be important to elect leaders who understand the Chinese threat – potentially Trump again in 2024.
“There is no one I would rather have sat in the Oval Office negotiating with Xi Jinping, negotiating with the CCP, positioning America for success, economically, technologically, militarily,” he said.
Tesla was recently criticized by Republicans and human rights groups for opening a showroom in Xinjiang.
“Non-nationality companies are helping the Chinese Communist Party to cover up genocide and forced labor in the region,” Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) tweeted on Monday.
Immediately after President Biden enacted Senator Rubio’s Forced Labor Prevention Act, @You’re here opened a store in #Xinjiang. Nationless Societies are helping the Chinese Communist Party cover up genocide and forced labor in the region. https://t.co/2yWBTQSLbM
– Senator Rubio Press (@SenRubioPress) January 3, 2022
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