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Here’s the one thing China’s Communist Party fears most, according to former China Ambassador Jon Huntsman

Peter Hasson 

China’s Communist Party fears transparency more than anything else, former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman said Monday.

Huntsman praised a letter sent Monday by 18 attorneys general demanding a congressional investigation into China’s coverup of the coronavirus outbreak in its early stages, saying on Fox News that such an investigation is necessary.

“Well, I’ll tell you why this letter is such an important one, by these attorneys general. The Chinese have invested a lot in their relationship-building in our nation’s capital. But they’ve also spent a lot of time and resources — listen to me, we have 350,000 Chinese students at our universities across this great country — they have also invested in state-by-state relationships, thinking they can use one against the other,” Huntsman said.

“What is the one thing that the Chinese Communist Party fears more than anything? They like control, they like domestic stability, they control the airwaves for the most part. They hate transparency. The more voices coordinated in this country, even at the state level, that speak out about what happened, and the lying, the cheating, the disinformation, and let’s be very clear about this.

“Early November we saw the first cases of coronavirus in China. It wasn’t until late January that they actually reported the facts to the [World Health Organization]. In the meantime, you probably have 5 million people who left the Hubei province, which is where the epicenter was located, and they went throughout China, they went throughout the world. That was probably the most significant mistake that China has made in recent years, and it’s the reason that we are where we are,” Huntsman said.

Huntsman said what’s needed is “transparency, a coordinated United States, voices in Congress, voices in the states, voices from the business community — because that’s when China really starts to listen, when it affects their economy.”

Huntsman served as ambassador to China from 2009 to 2011 after serving four years as governor of Utah. Huntsman also served as President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Russia before stepping down in August 2019 to explore a 2020 gubernatorial run.

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  1. TonyC May 11, 2020

    “They like control, they like domestic stability, they control the airwaves for the most part. They hate transparency” ,,, sure sounds like the Democrat Party !!

  2. George Nelson May 12, 2020

    Communist China is just like South Vietnam was when it fell to the Communists in 1975. Both countries have a Communist government, but are operating under a Capitalistic economy just like the U.s. The scary thing is that the Democrat Party has become the Communist Party. in the U.S. They will do any and everything to bring our great country down. Beware of Pelosi and her gang of thugs.

  3. Anonymous May 13, 2020

    This is one of the most “spot on” articles I have seen by a person in a position to know what he is talking about in a very long time. I actually did not know who Huntsman was before reading the article but he is absolutely correct about the outbreak already arriving here in the USA in late October and November. Once an accurate antibodies test is developed it will prove that 10’s of millions of Americans were already exposed to the coronavirus months before the quarantines started. I have several friends who live in China and throughout South East Asia. The “wet markets” in China are the most disgusting, potential disease ridden food markets in the world. I know that someone is going to accuse me of being a Xeonphobic person but what I am saying is that CCP in China does not have county, state, or federal regulations and inspectors like we do on health and sanitation in restaurants, meat markets, grocery stores, etc.

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