VIDEO: Gordon Chang on This Is America: The US Must Stand Up to China

On the latest episode of Talk Radio 77 WABC's "This Is America" podcast series, host Rich Valdes invited foreign policy expert Gordon Chang on to discuss the impact the People’s Republic of China has had on the world stage and the danger it poses to the United States in particular. Chang has been a guest on several WABC programs and is the author of The Coming Collapse of China.


Valdes kicked off the interview by asking Chang what exactly happened in the 1990s under Bill Clinton when some people say the former president sold out the U.S. to China. Chang agrees – it was in the 1990s when the trade agreements created between the U.S. and China paved the way for the latter’s integration into the global stage of trade and commerce. However, Chang argues, China was not ready for integration. Despite the promises and deals, China has failed to open up her commerce to the rest of the world. Instead, she has used the advantages given to her by one-sided trade deals in pursuit of her own hostile, predatory policies. And unfortunately, the rest of the world has largely let her get away with it.


While neither Valdes nor Chang usually favor tariffs, both agree that China of all countries is deserving of them. Since China has grown in strength, she has taken factories from the United States and Central American, leaving many in the middle class jobless. Additionally, China steals about six billion in U.S. IP every year. China’s criminal record has not just impacted the economy, though – the socialist country has used both missiles and sonic attacks against the United States.


While China,  may have helped the U.S. defeat the Soviet Union during the Cold War, the Chinese have become perhaps an even greater threat since then. And like the Soviet Union, China hates not just the U.S. but everything she stands for. China operates under a system of government which Valdes rightfully describes as “Orwellian.” With population control through limited-child policies, a government-controlled media, and hundreds of millions of surveillance cameras, it’s no secret that the Communist Party wants complete and utter control of the people of China.

Fortunately, it’s not all criminality, communism, and control. The people of Hong Kong, for example, have recently protested the People’s Republic of China’s efforts to bring the city further under their rule. On June 16, two million citizens of Hong Kong came together in protest to show the world that they were ready to fight to defend their homeland and way of life. As Valdes said on the podcast, liberty is slowly but surely coming back in style. And it’s not just in Hong Kong – the people of Taiwan, too, have made efforts to politically distance themselves from the communist leaders of Beijing to preserve their democracy.


These actions are important, Chang explains, because the world can’t let China absorb any more democracies. China is already trying to weasel its way into the Caribbean, which is essentially one of the U.S.’s borders. Under the guise of commerce and trade, China could easily turn peaceful civilian ports into pseudo-military bases in regions dangerously close to Florida. If the U.S. wants to do more to counter China’s aggressive, militaristic moves, she must be willing to step into the Caribbean before it’s too late. As Chang says, China has been waging unrestricted warfare against the U.S. in every way possible – military, economic, technological, political, and ideological.


Chinese President Xi,  has said himself that he believes China to be the world’s only sovereign state, which automatically excludes the U.S. from such a tittle. Altogether, China's actions have made one thing clear: the two world powers cannot coexist much longer. In the words of Chang, “It’s either going to be the People’s Republic of China or it’s going to be the United States of America.” It’s up to the American government, the American people, and lovers of liberty across the world to stand up to the tyranny of China.


Listen to the full podcast audio here.

Ruth Moreno is a contributor to