History Lessons from Three U.S. Misjudgments of the Chinese Communist Party (1)

On July 23, 2020, Secretary of State Pompeo delivered a speech at the Nixon Presidential Library on “Communist China and the Future of the Free World,” declaring that the old model of blind U.S. engagement with the Communist Chinese state had failed and that the free world must prevail over a new tyranny. [1]

The choice of venue for this speech is significant because it was Nixon who first replaced the term Communist China with “People’s Republic of China” in public in 1970; it was Nixon who sent his special envoy Kissinger to Beijing in 1971 to make the first formal step toward peace with the Communists; and it was Nixon himself who visited the mainland in 1972 to It was Nixon himself who visited the mainland in 1972, de facto recognizing the totalitarian tyranny of the Chinese Communist Party and turning his back on the Republic of China, his Anti-Communist ally. At the signing ceremony of the Shanghai Communique, Nixon had confidently stated, “When our next generations look back on this history, they will surely be grateful that we met these days.” [2]

At that Time, Mr. Pompeo was a child under nine years old. And the Secretary of State, standing in front of the Nixon Library at this time, saw no gratitude for Ney; rather, his entire speech was a complete repudiation of Nixon’s pro-Communist appeasement policies. A Pew poll two months later also showed that 73 percent of Americans had a negative view of Communist China. It took more than two generations for the United States, from government to the private sector, to reflect and act on this belatedly. Nixon’s diplomatic thaw on the CCP actually lifted the lid on a Pandora’s Box, the dangers of which did not awaken the United States until half a century later. But the United States and the world have long since collapsed and are in deep crisis because of the acceptance of the Chinese Communist devil.

In fact, the CCP is not a “new” tyranny; its anti-human nature is inherent and has never changed from the time of the Ruijin Partition and the Yan’an Refuge to the usurpation of power in Beiping. Nixon was not the first American president to misjudge the CCP, and he will not be the last.

America’s ignorance, short-sightedness, and unbelievable appeasement and tolerance of the CCP can be traced back to the latter part of World War II. In the seventy years since then, the highest decision-making level of the United States has seriously misjudged the CCP at least three times, confusing friend and foe, reversing black and white, misaligning policies, and remaining obsessed with appeasement of the evil forces of the CCP for more than half a century, which constitutes a peculiar phenomenon in contemporary international political history and cannot but make people ponder.

The three strategic miscalculations of the United States have directly led to the expansion and rise of the evil power of the Chinese Communist Party, which has caused lasting harm to the national fortunes of the United States and the entire free world, and has become more serious each time. Truman and Marshall recognized the enemy as friend, helped the Communist Party of China to redistribute mainland China and destroy Chinese civilization. Nixon and Kissinger pandered to the Communist Party and sold out Taiwan, unsettling the CCP and introducing the red scourge into the international community. The wholesale opening and support of Bush Sr. and Clinton contributed to the great fission of the Chinese Communist Party’s zombie reincarnation, and its evil energy is enough to challenge and redress the United States and wreak havoc on the world. The Wuhan pneumonia pandemic, which has now killed more than 1.7 million people and is still ravaging the world, is just the latest example of the evil of the Chinese Communist Party endangering all of humanity.

For Americans, clarifying the history of U.S. appeasement of the CCP will help them reflect on the past, make up for their mistakes, and speed up the process of changing course and making a clean break with the CCP’s tyranny. But it is not only Americans who have been deceived by the CCP. No less than a few generations of Chinese people have also misunderstood the CCP and misidentified Communist China. Many people have not yet come to their senses, unable to see through the essence of the CCP and unable to distinguish between the real and the fake China, and are in dire need of a great enlightenment. Understanding the historical truth and returning to normal human beings are the prerequisites for removing the evil CCP and restoring mainland China.

I. Truman and Marshall Aided and Abetted the Evil Chinese and Threw Away China

Historically, the U.S. understanding of the CCP has long been misled by some leftist journalists and scholars and has lost its precision and been superficial. During the war, Snow, Smollett, Strong and others scrambled to cover the Communist areas, volunteered to accept the Communist Party’s brainwashing, and did their best to speak beautifully about the Communists and volunteer to do propaganda for them in the West.

Aside from the ignorance of the American public about the CCP, there was no shortage of pro-communists at the top of the government. The Chief of Staff of the Chinese Theater, Stilwell, his staff and officials of the Chongqing Embassy in China, such as Davis (Stilwell’s advisor), Xie Weisi (Second Secretary of the Embassy and later advisor to Colonel Byrd, head of the U.S. Army Observation Group), Fei Zhengqing (who had served as assistant to the U.S. Ambassador in his early years), Lattimore (Roosevelt’s personal advisor to Jiang Zhongzheng) and Stanton, who later served as Ambassador to China, were all sympathetic to the so-called “Chinese general. “They all sympathized with the Communists and believed that the Nationalist government was corrupt and incompetent, and urged the United States to support the Communists. Stilwell, who had never thought highly of the Kuomintang, had an inexplicable affection for the Communists and believed that the Communist army was the real anti-Japanese force. He once said it was a great regret that he could not fight alongside Zhu De against The Japanese. The later U.S. Army Observation Group in Yan’an was made possible by Stilwell.

To make matters worse, the pro-communist forces in the United States were strong enough to sway the highest decision-making level. Roosevelt had met with Snow several times, and indeed had misinterpreted the Chinese Communist Party. For example, Roosevelt believed that both the Communists and the Nationalists were Chinese after all, and that they were friends in the war, and that there was always room for discussion between friends. Roosevelt was unaware that the Chinese Communists were not Chinese in the usual sense, and could hardly even be called people. The Communist Party, like the U.S. and the Soviet Union, could never be friends. It can be said that the U.S. policy toward China has gone astray from the very beginning.

In the latter part of World War II, the U.S. government had brief face-to-face dealings with the CCP through its Observer Group in Yan’an and its mediation of the military conflict between the Communists and the Chinese. However, both of these diplomatic efforts failed to achieve the desired results, with the former being deceived and used by the CCP and the latter helping the CCP to grow and usurp power in the midst of the war.