◎ President Donald Trump has not hesitated to tear up international commitments made by his predecessors if he determines they are not in America’s national interest.
◎ “Strategic competition” between America and the PRC has stepped up several notches.
◎ CCP stubbornness and the Trump administration’s willingness to call out PRC misbehavior and apply pressure on the CCP’s vital points would lead to an escalation in Sino-U.S. tensions.
◎ For Kissinger, changing the Communist Party’s approach to domestic governance was separate from, and subservient to, global realpolitik concerns.
◎ We believe that Trump and his administration have identified a very real threat to the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.
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◎ Kim may want a second meeting with Trump sooner rather than later.
◎ From Beijing’s perspective, virtually anything the United States does with Taiwan amounts to playing that particular “card.”
◎ In hijacking the new Cold War narrative, the CCP has resorted to old tropes and mixed in new disinformation
◎ Kim’s latest gestures are a positive omen of further advancement in the denuclearization process.
◎ China scholars and policy practitioners increasingly are accepting a painful and long-denied reality: four decades of Western engagement have failed to induce critical changes in the domestic and foreign policies of the Chinese Communist Party.
◎ China could see its international standing diminish as America and Taiwan draw closer and take firmer action to counter the CCP’s Taiwan strategy.