By Randy Tate
The Chinese Communist Party had a great opportunity to learn how to co-exist in a multipolar world with the globe’s preeminent superpower, the United States.
And they blew it.
One of the first things President Trump did was make improving trade and other relationships with China a priority.
Chinese President for Life Xi Jinping even vetted Trump at the “Forbidden City.”
After a tariff war the U.S. was winning, the two sides even came close to enacting a revitalized trade agreement that would see both countries win.
Then along came COVID-19 and the lies China told to hide it and help spread it.
Now, our president says he’s uninterested in pursuing much with China.
As such, he’s taking new bold steps to reduce American reliance on a country whose rulers are hell-bent on global domination, not global cooperation.
The Epoch Times has the details of what Trump is planning:
In response to supply disruptions caused by the pandemic, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order in Ohio Thursday to ensure essential medicines, medical supplies, and equipment are made in the United States.
'If we've learned anything from the China virus pandemic, it is simply that we're dangerously over-dependent on foreign nations,' White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told reporters on Thursday.
He said the president will sign a broad executive order in Ohio that covers not just medicines, but also medical supplies such as masks, gloves, goggles, and medical equipment like ventilators.
The executive order is called 'Combating Public Health Emergencies and Strengthening National Security by Ensuring Essential Medicines, Medical Countermeasures, and Critical Inputs are Made in the United States.'
According to Navarro, the executive order has three components, which include the 'Buy American' order to ensure that government agencies, including the departments of Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, and Defense, buy American products.
The order aims to increase government demand for U.S.-made products to help create a market for manufacturers to invest and to produce in the United States.
The other component of the order is the deregulation, which ensures the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ease rules for the development of advanced manufacturing facilities in the United States.
This will help create 'a more rational and streamlined regulatory process' to address national security threats in a timely fashion, Navarro said.
China doesn’t want to play by the same rules the rest of the world abides by. Until it does, the U.S. should shun the Chinese like the coronavirus.
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