According to a report by Fox News on Sunday, September 10, 2023, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Republican presidential candidate, Nikki Haley has made a daring and equally bold claim.
Haley during an interview suggested that China in the past years has been preparing for a war against the United States.
She expressed strong criticism of President Joe Biden’s approach to China, asserting that the same country that has been preparing for war with the United States for years is being treated with kid gloves.
In an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, Haley discussed her concerns regarding the recent visits by U.S. cabinet members to China, emphasizing the need for a tougher stance.
“China has been practically preparing for war with us for years,” Haley declared.
She pointed to the devastating impact of Chinese-produced fentanyl on American lives, stating, “They have killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam wars combined with their sending fentanyl over.”
Haley went on to question the wisdom of sending cabinet members to China in an effort to appease the nation. “You start getting serious with China and say, ‘We’re not going to put up with it,'” she emphasized.
Haley’s criticism was prompted by recent visits to China by key U.S. cabinet members, including Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, with the aim of improving bilateral relations.
Haley described these visits as “embarrassing” and raised concerns about their timing, particularly in the wake of Chinese hackers breaching Raimondo’s email in July.
Haley further highlighted China’s extensive land purchases in the United States and the theft of billions of dollars worth of intellectual property.
She also drew attention to the prevalent use of Chinese-made drones in American law enforcement agencies, revealing, “Ninety percent of our law enforcement drones are Chinese. So, while Americans freaked out over the Chinese spy balloon, just imagine what’s happening with all these many spy balloons.”
Calling for a more assertive approach, Haley proposed measures to curtail China’s influence in the United States.
“We should say, ‘You’re not buying any more U.S. soil, and we’re going to take back what you’ve already bought,'” she asserted.
She also suggested that American universities should reconsider their financial ties with China and advocated ending normal trade relations with the country until it addresses the fentanyl issue.
Haley emphasized the need to bolster the U.S. military, noting that China now possesses the most powerful naval fleet globally.
Her comments have added fuel to the ongoing debate over U.S.-China relations and the appropriate strategy for addressing complex issues between the two nations.