Fox News analyst Gordon Chang said the U.S. should rapidly decouple trade and investments from China’s “hostile regime,” after a Pentagon report suggests the communist country is stockpiling nuclear warheads that could reach America.
In a Monday interview on the Fox News show Bill Hemmer Reports, Chang alleged, “China is configuring its military to kill Americans.”
His comments come on the heels of a Pentagon report that warns the Chinese Communist Party is moving to expand their nuclear capabilities by “double the size of its nuclear stockpile,” and designing long-range ballistic missiles that could reach U.S. soil.
The Trump administration has been urging China to join the U.S. and Russia in a nuclear arms treaty that would limit the expansion of the three nation’s nuclear arsenals, but China has refused.
The report explains that China is attempting to utilize its nuclear forces to assert power worldwide and as part of its plan to surpass the U.S. as a global superpower in 2049.
Chang warned, “We shouldn’t be enriching a hostile regime with our trade and with our investment.”
The Coming Collapse of China author supports President Trump’s threats to sever ties completely with China. “I believe that decoupling is what we absolutely have to do especially this year.”
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In late August, the president told Fox News that no country “has ripped us off more than China.” Trump asserted, “We lose billions, hundreds of billions of dollars. We get nothing from China.”
Chang is wary that President Xi Jinping and Chinese officials have been openly speaking about China’s “mandate of heaven to rule the world,” indicating that they believe it is both their right and obligation to do so. “He’s [Jinping] become very specific about this in public and so have his officials, which means that they are trying to change the international system, not to compete within it.”
Chang stressed that “China believes it needs to move fast and that means we’re going to see problems not in the 2030s, we’re going to see problems now.”