A national defense analyst says it's imperative that decisive steps be taken to hold China accountable for its misinformation campaign about the coronavirus crisis.
As the entire world deals with the spread of the coronavirus, more evidence is coming to light about how the Chinese Communist regime deliberately covered up concerns about the virus after it first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Also, it is becoming clearer that Beijing's mishandling and negligence directly enabled the spread of the pandemic.
Reports indicate that China's misinformation campaign has been somewhat successful in keeping the totalitarian state from accountability. Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis (USA-Ret.), a senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council, says there are clearly some steps that must be taken.
"One thing we can do obviously is take back some of our manufacturing from China, especially important things like pharmaceuticals. They should not be made in China," he argues.
Such arrangements, he explains, "tethers" the U.S. to China's corrupted systems.
"I think in other areas [besides pharmaceuticals] we need to do that as well," he continues. "I know President Trump has been pushing back against 5G well that makes sense. We don't want the Chinese Communists to be controlling our 5G network."
Maginnis maintains the Chinese are not a good world partner – and suggests their actions regarding the coronavirus will be enough to suggest to the world community that the Beijing regime is not to be trusted.