July 14, 2020

When Three Gorges Collapse, Don’t Bail out the Chinese Communist Party

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

By some estimates, as many as 400 million Chinese live downstream from the vast, but incompetently engineered Three Gorges dam now at the brink of collapse.

State-controlled media acknowledge that nearly 40 million of those at risk have already been relocated. Many more though are already suffering acutely as other dams above and below the Three Gorges one have begun to fail – or, at least been allowed to cause widespread flooding in fully half of China’s fifty provinces.

When – not if – the Three Gorges dam comes apart, generous nations of the West will predictably rush to provide humanitarian assistance to the survivors. Such help must not, however, be channeled through the Chinese Communist Party – or otherwise provide it the legitimacy or life-support that the CCP, if it survives, will inevitably use to continue, and even intensify, the threat it poses to us.                                                          

This is Frank Gaffney.

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