Native Chinese scholar and author Helen Raleigh said the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has finally “met its match” with the Trump administration, following a raid by federal agents on the consulate in Houston, Texas, suspected of harboring spies.
Raleigh, an immigration policy fellow at the Centennial Institute in Colorado, told Fox News the White House‘s aggressive stance has been a wake-up call for China’s government and is not something its officials are used to dealing with.
“The CCP believes the law of the jungle. ‘Might makes right,'” she explained. “So the Trump administration is the first foreign administration the CCP ever met that also believes the law of the jungle and is not afraid to confront the CCP. The people in Trump’s administration are willing to bear those costs.”
She added: “We can see that from the consulate closure, they knew China would retaliate, but they are willing to take that risk that nobody else in the world is willing to take. So the CCP has finally met its match.”