◎ 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.
◎ President Trump has frequently expressed frustration over China’s dishonesty and noncooperation from the start of the coronavirus outbreak.
◎ 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.”
◎ America is confronting a multidimensional and existential challenge from Communist China and must respond not only with economic, military and other national security means, but also on the ideological level.
◎ Things are happening on a range of contentious issues in the U.S.-China relationship.
◎ 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.