◎ The United States Congress has been determined not to remain on the moral sidelines as the Chinese Communist Party wields its dictatorial powers against the populations subject to its rule.
◎ What distinguishes the Trump administration from its predecessors is the recognition that decades of U.S. engagement with China have utterly failed.
◎ The course of action Trump chooses will have broad implications for the future of U.S.-China relations, and for the security and confidence of Taiwan.
◎ Whatever else happens in and to his presidency, a historic positive legacy awaits Trump if he re-grasps the opportunity he alone created.
◎ Trump’s demands for structural economic change in China, if actually implemented by Beijing, could finally bring accompanying political reforms.
◎ The Trump administration should exploit communist China’s greatest vulnerability.
◎ There are things the Czechs themselves still can do to teach China that it doesn’t hold all the cards.
◎ A revived and vigorous Western information campaign would achieve a measure of informational reciprocity, exploit Chinese Communist vulnerability, and avoid a disastrous shooting war.
◎ After the tragic Syria mistake, Washington cannot afford strategic ambiguity on Taiwan or any other place in Asia that is threatened by China or North Korea.
◎ China’s communist leaders know that freedom, democracy and the rule of law are political contagions that could infect the vast Chinese population.