Communist China has taken notice of Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s robust China policy plan, which includes the objective of revoking China’s permanent normal trade relations until the flow of fentanyl into the United States is halted.
As president, I will push Congress to revoke permanent normal trade relations until the flow of fentanyl ends.
If China wants to start normal trade again, it will STOP killing Americans. #HaleyAtAEI
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) June 27, 2023
In response to Nikki Haley’s China policy plan, Liu Pengyu, a spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., stated to Reuters that “Pushing American companies to leave China runs counter to economic laws and will ultimately harm everyone’s interests.”
He further added, seemingly echoing Haley’s remarks, “Only those who draw attention by smearing and blame-shifting in the election campaign will end up on the ash heap of history.”
His statement appears to mirror Haley’s comment from Tuesday when she stated, “If we rally now, the Chinese Communist Party will eventually end up on the ash heap of history.”
In response, Haley retaliated on Wednesday by expressing to Reuters that relations between China and the United States would significantly improve if the Chinese Communists ceased sending fentanyl across the border, engaging in business theft, conducting espionage, and posing military threats to our allies.
At the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., Haley presented her comprehensive strategy to address China’s domestic, economic, and military challenges on Tuesday.
During her speech, Haley specifically highlighted the devastating impact of fentanyl, a substance that claimed the lives of over 70,000 Americans in 2021, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reuters also noted that the number rose to over 80,000 deaths the previous year.
Expressing her determination, Haley emphasized the need for stronger measures, stating, “We’ve tried sanctions, but they’re not working. We must ratchet up the pressure. As president, I will push Congress to revoke permanent normal trade relations until the flow of fentanyl ends.”
She further highlighted the concerning fact that the precursor chemicals used by drug cartels to produce the drug in bordering countries often originate from China.
She continued, saying, “If China wants to start normal trade again, it will stop killing Americans.”
According to Reuters, the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., took notice of this particular aspect of Haley’s plan.
A key element of Haley’s platform is to prevent Chinese buyers from further acquiring American land. She argued that the distinction between Chinese investors and the Chinese Communist Party is extremely narrow.
Furthermore, she envisions putting an end to the export of sensitive technology to China. And she’s advocating for restrictions on American investment in countries aligned with the Chinese Communist Party and proposed measures to prevent China from acquiring American companies involved in advanced technologies.