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Newt Gingrich: China Could 'Dominate' World With Technology

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By    |   Monday, 22 June 2020 03:19 PM

Attorney General William Barr is correct in his assessment over the weekend that China is "stealing the future of the American people," but he left out that if China becomes the technological leader, they will "dominate the world," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned Monday. 

"Well, they also just steal secrets by using cyberattacks,' Gingrich said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends," while discussing China's treatment of U.S. companies. "They have an entire unit of the People's Liberation Army just outside of Beijing whose only job is to steal American secrets."

Gingrich added that James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence under President Barack Obama, said at one point that China steals about $500 billion a year from the United States. 

"They steal more in secrets than all the sales we make to China combined," said Gingrich. "We are in a contest now with a totalitarian dictatorship the Chinese Communist Party whose specific goal is to dominate the entire planet by just sheer mass. They have a billion 300 million people and also the most advanced technology. It will be very, very hard to deal with them. This is really a matter of life and death."

Gingrich pointed out that in his new book, "Trump and the American Future," which is being released Tuesday, there is a chapter about China and the threat from China. 

The former speaker also commented on the push to pull down or deface statutes, including the call to pull down a statue of late President Theodore Roosevelt at New York's Museum of Natural History, and said that he agrees that should be moved somewhere safe. 

"If you look at the statue in its whole, it's really a perfect example of the white supremacist feeling of the era," said Gingrich. The statue shows Roosevelt on horseback and flanked by an African American and a Native American, Gingrich pointed out. 

"I'm a huge Theodore Roosevelt fan, but that particular statue is clearly out of its time," said Gingrich. "The answer is to put it somewhere as a teaching device, not to destroy it."

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Attorney General William Barr is correct in his assessment that China is "stealing the future of the American people," but he left out that if China becomes the technological leader, they will "dominate the world," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned Monday. 
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