Geopolitics Watch: Early Analysis of Pence’s Second China Speech, the Trade War, and Hong Kong

◎ Mike Pence generally adopted a more conciliatory tone towards China in his Wilson Center speech as compared with his fiery, hard-hitting Hudson Institute speech in October 2018.

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Geopolitics Watch: The CCP ‘Advances to Retreat’ on Hong Kong

◎ The CCP’s goal of “advancing to retreat” is to calm things down in the city and focus its energies instead on other pressing matters, such as the Sino-U.S. trade war and the 2020 Taiwan presidential election.

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