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Top Talkers Rally for US Domination in China Trade War

John Batchelor on stage at Talk Media Forum on US-China Relations
Dr. Dana Cheng, Hugh Hewitt and Joshua Philipp on stage at Talk Media Forum on US-China Relations. (Bill Hoffmann)

By    |   Tuesday, 01 October 2019 04:58 PM

America's top talk radio personalities weighed in Tuesday on the fractious relationship between the United States and China – agreeing the Asian giant's iron-fisted communist regime is bad for global business and human rights and its citizens need to rise up and transform it into a democracy.

"Everything they are doing is propaganda, including the 'and' and 'the," John Batchelor, whose nationally syndicated show originates at 77 WABC in New York City. "It is non-transparent. There is nothing trustworthy about information from the Communist Party. It's going to take time, but there is no going back. This is an evolution."

"We [the U.S.] inspire everybody in the world," he added.

Batchelor's comments came at the "Talk Media Forum on U.S. China Relations" in Manhattan – co-sponsored by Talkers Magazine, a trade publication covering talk radio, and The Epoch Times, a multi-language newspaper with a focus on China that has had numerous clashes with the communist government.

Also on the panel were Hugh Hewitt and Tom Sullivan, whose syndicated shows are heard by millions coast to coast; Epoch Times journalists Joshua Philipp, Dana Cheng, and Nan Su; and moderator Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers Magazine.

The event was held the same day China feted 70 years of communist rule and superpower status with President Xi Jinping proclaiming at a Tiananmen Square military parade, "No force can shake the status of this great nation."

The vow came as the U.S. and China remain locked in a punishing trade war that exploded last year President Trump hit China with stiff tariffs on imported goods.

"China is kind of a sleeping giant – very quiet about the way they are trying to gain worldwide control," Sullivan said. "President Xi Jinping at the beginning of their 70th anniversary celebration – I'm paraphrasing – basically said there is no power in the world that is going to stop us.

"[But] how are they going to give people freedom economically without giving them freedom politically?"

"It is a mistake from the communist standpoint, but a benefit from our standpoint," he added. "The people of China will want political freedom as well as economic freedom once they have a taste of it – and they've been given a small taste. I think that's going to grow."

Hewitt said the United States must strive to "out-innovate" China.

"We are not going to beat China," Hewitt said. "China is a culture of 4,000 years, and we must not be enemies, we must be friends. We have to actually out-innovate."

"We have to do the things that will make us competitive, so that we will be friends," he added.

Hewitt also warned the U.S. not to let China dominate 5G – the superfast, fifth generation of mobile communication now being tested in Beijing, and which tech experts fear could be used to spy on its users.

Harrison said he believes the Communist Party of China is determined to exercise worldwide control over economic, communications, and intelligence in the 21st century.

"That's a very bold statement, and for a guy like me who's apolitical," Harrison said, adding but "there's a huge difference between the Chinese people and the Chinese communist party."

Sullivan added: "The real key is how strong is President Xi Jinping, how strong is the communist party and are the people of China going to start getting more rebellious like the people in Hong Kong? I think they will."

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America's top talk radio personalities weighed in Tuesday on the fractious relationship between the United States and China, agreeing the Asian giant's iron-fisted communist regime is bad for global business and human rights, Newsmax's Bill Hoffman reports.
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