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Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says communist China will face the music from “the entire world” for its deadly lies about the coronavirus.
Rubio says it’s unlikely that the United States will be able to get reparations for the COVID deaths and the economic devastation it has suffered. However, he’s certain that the global community will impose harsh economic and diplomatic sanctions against the communist regime after this pandemic subsides.
“I think the notion that we can force them to pay money is a difficult one to enforce,” Rubio told Fox News anchor Bret Baier. “But I have no doubt in my mind that the entire world — irrespective of what they’re saying publicly — are going to be reevaluating their relationship with China…I think there will be consequences diplomatically, economically, and beyond.”
Senator Rubio says if China had been honest about the coronavirus from the beginning, the infection could have remained a local outbreak instead of exploding into a global pandemic.
“If China had acted appropriately three weeks earlier than they did, this could very well have been contained in China geographically,” Rubio said. “Instead, not only did they lie about it, not only did they tell doctors who knew about it not to talk about it — including one who lost his life — but they also bullied countries. They pressured countries into leaving flights [from China] open. And that allowed it to spread around the world.”
Rubio also underscored: “I always want to remind everyone that the Chinese people are by far the biggest victims of the Chinese Communist Party.”
(Source: Special Report)
Marco Rubio is a longtime foreign-relations hawk who was one of the first lawmakers to sound the alarm about the dangers of relying so heavily on China for our food and drug supply chains.
Rubio says now is the time to incentivize the return of American industries and supply chains back to the country.
“It’s something that we should be doing anyway,” Rubio said. “I’ve been talking about this now for a year and a half. If you rely on a potential adversary for the needs of your economy, you give them tremendous leverage over you.”
Rubio continued: “We need, at a minimum, to do what we can to incentivize the return of some of those industries to the United States…to ensure that at a time of crisis we don’t have a Chinese Communist Party threatening to or cutting us off of something that we need.”
Last month, Asia expert Gordon Chang warned that China’s Communist Party has launched an aggressive propaganda campaign aimed at sinking the American economy and blaming the United States for the coronavirus.
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Chang said: “The political system in China has identified the U.S. as an enemy. And that’s why it’s important for President Trump to make it clear this virus came from China.”
Chang added: “I’m a Chinese-American. I don’t see any racism in what President Trump is trying to do. What I see is a president defending the United States of America against a dangerous, hostile, communist regime.”
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