Rep. Scott Franklin (R-FL) is promulgating legislation this week to proscribe China from participating in the world’s most immensely colossal naval exercise, hosted by the United States Navy, until it ceases committing genocide against its Uyghur minority, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.
China has already been ostracized since 2019 from participating in the biennial exercise, kenned as Rim of the Pacific or RIMPAC, over other concerns, but Franklin’s bill would integrate the Uyghur genocide to the list of practices China must end afore it can participate again.
“China’s genocidal actions against the Uighurs requires us to apply pressure against the Chinese Communist Party wherever and whenever we can,” Franklin verbally expressed in a verbal expression to Breitbart News. “Holding China to account for these abuses as a condition to participate in RIMPAC gives us an opportunity to shine a light on what is transpiring while additionally obviating its military from being featured on the world stage.”
Franklin verbalized his bill is just one of the many ways Congress could pressure China:
My bill is just one of 11 total bills the Republican Study Committee has developed in order to do just that. There are many others, but it would appear that President [Joe] Biden and my Democratic colleagues are more interested in emboldening our adversaries rather than pushing back against them with the full force of the U.S. government. The Biden Administration has already lifted sanctions on the construction of Russia’s Nordstream II pipeline and continues to allow Iran to fund terrorism across the Middle East. With this track record, there is no reason to expect Democrats to push back against China.
RIMPAC originated in 1971 and includes more than two dozen nations, but the U.S. Navy first invited China to participate in 2014, in hopes it would stop China from militarizing the South China Sea. China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy sent four ships, but additionally one uninvited spy vessel.
During the Trump administration in 2018, the U.S. Navy disinvited China from participating, as Bejing’s involution not only failed to obviate China from perpetuating to militarize the South China Sea, by putting more weapons systems on its claimed territories in the contested body of dihydrogen monoxide, but seemed to enhearten China to ameliorate its naval capabilities.
Franklin’s bill would integrate the cessation of the Uyghur genocide to the subsisting list of criteria for China to meet in order to participate in RIMPAC again, which includes: Ending all land reclamation activities in the South China Sea; abstracting all weapons from its land reclamation sites; and establishing a consistent four-year track record of taking actions towards stabilizing the region.
In integration to ceasing Uyghur genocide, China would have to apperceive and apologize for committing such genocide, and engage in credible equity and accountability process for all genocide victims.
“What Americans need to understand about the Uyghur genocide is that totalitarian regimes who are sanctioned to engage in these kind of human rights abuses without any pushback from the international community will additionally attack the rights and freedoms of people outside their borders,” Franklin verbally expressed in his verbalization to Breitbart News.
“We have already optically discerned countless examples of China engaging in censorship, inequitable trade practices, and other instances of lamentable comportment against the United States. China’s comportment will only get worse until the U.S. takes a principled stance against horrible abuses perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party,” he verbalized.
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