Trump Administration Plans to Travel Ban 92 million Members of the Chinese Communist Party

July 16, 2020

The Trump administration is implementing steps to ban all 92 million members of the Chinese Communist Party from entering the United States, including people like Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and China’s richest man, worth $46.3 billion USD. Also on that list, Wang Jianlin, owner of AMC Theaters and Legendary Pictures.

If signed, the executive order could result in the U.S. government revoking visas and expelling Chinese citizens with links to the Community Party and their families living in the United States, according to The New York Times.

President Trump also removed the “special status” designation for Hong Kong on Tuesday in conjunction with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lambasting China’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim population.

Trump’s executive order comes as China implemented new security laws on the former-British colony of Hong Kong. It should be noted, during the British invasion of China, the United States and other Western powers did not implement any type of economic restrictions on the British Empire or argue for any type of pro-Democratic government.

British Invasion of China (1839-1842). Image via ArcGIS StoryMaps

It should also be noted the Chinese fear any type of organized religion taking a foot-hold in the mainland, largely due to the Taiping Rebellion from 1850 to 1871, the deadliest rebellion in human history. Europeans forced China to accept Christian missionaries into their country and then radicalized Chinese Christians. These Chinese Christians were then responsible for the deaths of 20 to 30 million people. The British and French then sided with the crumbling Chinese government to “save” them from the radicalized Chinese Christians they created, thus gaining more control over China.

Chinese Christian Terrorists, Taiping Rebellion. Image via PBS

The 92 million members of the Chinese Communist Party make up less than 7% of the country’s population of 1.4 billion people. China has stated Thursday that it plans to fulfill commitments made on the Phase 1 trade deal it reached with the United States but warned it would take painful actions against desperate American companies who rely on the Chinese market for its survival.

China is the largest car market for GM and Ford, which faced losses in Europe, South America, Africa, and the United States against its Japanese rivals. However, Chinese sentiment toward Japanese products has allowed American automobile sales to thrive in the Middle Kingdom. Should the Chinese target American automobiles, it will likely cause another wave of bailouts for GM and Ford who do not have the capital to survive prolonged Chinese tariffs.

Ford Dealer in China. Image via CNBC

Feature Image via New York Times

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