AG Barr Rips Big Tech Companies As ‘Pawns Of Chinese Influence’

Attorney General William Barr assailed Silicon Valley and the U.S. tech companies over their collaboration with China, a subject that is taboo to the corrupt media despite its grave implications. 

During a speech delivered at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday, Barr lowered the boom on American corporations as well as the beautiful people in Hollywood for their canoodling with the communist regime. 

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The nation’s top law enforcement official named names when he called out Apple, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo for their willingness to be “pawns of Chinese influence” in order to profit off of the massive market in the totalitarian nation. 

Barr did not single out Facebook and Twitter whose complicity in the promotion of anti-white hatred and censorship of pro-Trump voices serves Bejing’s interests of destroying the United States from within and putting a Chinese puppet into the White House. 

Via CNBC, “AG Barr slams U.S. tech companies for becoming ‘pawns of Chinese influence’”:

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In a sweeping address Thursday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr blasted American tech giants Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple and Cisco as well as Hollywood for being “all too willing to collaborate with the Chinese Communist Party.”

“The People’s Republic of China is now engaged in an economic blitzkrieg—an aggressive, orchestrated, whole-of-government campaign to seize the commanding heights of the global economy and to surpass the United States as the world’s preeminent superpower,” Barr said during a speech at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Library in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“All too often, for the sake of short-term profits, American companies have succumbed to that influence—even at the expense of freedom and openness in the United States,” he said, calling U.S. technology companies “pawns of Chinese influence.”

In his blistering remarks, Barr slammed U.S. tech companies like Cisco for helping the Communist Party build “the Great Firewall of China,” what he described as the world’s “most sophisticated system for Internet surveillance and censorship.”

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Barr’s remarks via the transcript:

…the ultimate ambition of China’s rulers isn’t to trade with the United States.  It is to raid the United States.  If you are an American business leader, appeasing the PRC may bring short-term rewards.  But in the end, the PRC’s goal is to replace you.  As a U.S. Chamber of Commerce report put it, “[t]he belief by foreign companies that large financial investments, the sharing of expertise and significant technology transfers would lead to an ever opening China market is being replaced by boardroom banter that win-win in China means China wins twice.”[12]

Although Americans hoped that trade and investment would liberalize China’s political system, the fundamental character of the regime has never changed.  As its ruthless crackdown of Hong Kong demonstrates once again, China is no closer to democracy today than it was in 1989 when tanks confronted pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.  It remains an authoritarian, one-party state in which the Communist Party wields absolute power, unchecked by popular elections, the rule of law, or an independent judiciary.  The CCP surveils its own people and assigns them social credit scores, employs an army of government censors, tortures dissidents, and persecutes religious and ethnic minorities, including a million Uighurs detained in indoctrination and labor camps.

If what happened in China stayed in China, that would all be bad enough.  But instead of America changing China, China is leveraging its economic power to change America.  As this Administration’s China Strategy recognizes, “the CCP’s campaign to compel ideological conformity does not stop at China’s borders.”[13]  Rather, the CCP seeks to extend its influence around the world, including on American soil.

All too often, for the sake of short-term profits, American companies have succumbed to that influence—even at the expense of freedom and openness in the United States.  Sadly, examples of American business bowing to Beijing are legion.

The attorney general also blasted Hollywood for doing the Chinese regime’s dirty work for them by spreading propaganda and censoring movies shown to American audiences that portray China as anything less than a benevolent giant. 

Barr could move to address this problem by using the DOJ to crack down on companies that have sold America out but will he? 

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