◎ 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.
◎ President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping both face critical decisions on the looming crisis in Hong Kong.
◎ The people of Hong Kong are leading the way in the first major ideological confrontation of the new cold war that the People’s Republic of China has launched against the West.
◎ Like Reagan with the Soviet Union, Trump should launch a moral offensive against China and North Korea that will reap enormous strategic benefits as well.
◎ Since the time of Mao Zedong, it has been in the Chinese Communist DNA to treat the West as its ultimate enemy, engagement or no engagement.
◎ The CCP’s aggression extended beyond populations within China and along its borders.
◎ President Trump, still addressing the consequences of the earlier unconsummated events, faces a new situation as the people of Hong Kong defy Beijing’s further erosion of their guaranteed rights of limited self-government.