Trump officials: CCP dictatorship threatens free markets that powered its rise

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Communist China is intent on controlling the world economy and is exploiting access to the capitalist economic system to achieve that goal, two former Trump administration China experts warned at a congressional commission on April 15.

Miles Yu, former State Department policy planning official for China under Mike Pompeo and former contributing editor, said the U.S. must demand strict reciprocity in dealing with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to level the economic playing field.

“If there’s one thing that every American should understand about the People’s Republic of China, it is that it is a communist dictatorship ruled by a Marxist-Leninist party,” Yu told the April 15 hearing of the U.S.-China Economic Security and Review Commission.

“However, unlike most other communist countries, China has been afforded the benefits of a global free market system. It enjoys largely open access to international trade, capital markets and advanced technologies,” Yu said.

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