◎ The Trump administration has taken the next step in responding to Communist China’s assault against the people of Hong Kong and their democratic aspirations.
◎ Pompeo called on free nations to join the United States—and the Chinese people—in changing the behavior of the ruling communist regime.
◎ The Nimitz and Ronald Reagan strike groups are on station in the South China Sea carrying out Freedom of Navigation Operations.
◎ With nations distracted by the coronavirus, Beijing is vigorously at work consolidating and spreading an even more deadly virus—communist totalitarianism.
◎ If Trump continues to approve his team’s substantive approach in implementing his policy objectives, the free world’s prospects will continue to improve.
◎ The Trump team’s record on security and human rights vis-à-vis China to this point surpasses anything done in prior administrations.
◎ By requiring a constant strengthening of U.S. capabilities, explicitly devoted to the defense of Taiwan, the Taiwan Defense Act would signal clearer U.S. intentions.
◎ Exposing the CCP’s multifarious human rights depredations evokes shame in decent, honorable Chinese people and necessarily diminishes the regime’s assiduously cultivated image of respectability.
◎ President Trump has assembled and enabled a national security team that is focused on China’s existential threat to America’s core interests and is attuned to engage it on the information and values front.
◎ The communist system is unfit to govern the Chinese people—the first and most aggrieved victims—but only they have the ability and the right to change it.
◎ Taiwan’s can-do spirit has enabled it to stay healthy and safe without having to close down its economy during the coronavirus epidemic.
◎ Kissinger instructs U.S. officials not to neglect “the urgent task of launching a parallel enterprise for the transition to the post-coronavirus order.”