◎ An immediate China-centric crisis should not distract the international community from other dangerous situations created by Beijing’s communist government.
◎ There long have been more than sufficient moral and security reasons to press for major political reform in China.
◎ While the gyrations of U.S.-China relations may seem unpredictable sometimes, the Trump administration clearly recognizes the unprecedented existential threat that Communist China poses to American values and interests.
◎ Trump could strike a decisive blow for political reform in both China and North Korea by seizing on the building congressional momentum on human rights.
◎ Trump should demonstrate the same vision of the national interest with China as he has displayed on Iran.
◎ The threats to global security go beyond those from the major “revisionist” powers.
◎ Washington’s view of its security partnership with Taiwan has evolved.
◎ President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are back to square one.
◎ 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.
◎ 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.