◎ 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.
◎ Countries must bear in mind that the Communist Party does not equate to the Chinese nation.
◎ 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.
◎ An unusually large number of influenza cases reported in the winter of 2019 and 2020 coincides with the appearance of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen in central China, possibly masking a coronavirus epidemic far more severe than suggested by official data.
◎ 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.
◎ There is great strategic value in taking the CCP to task over religious freedom.
◎ The international community must join the U.S. in condemning the PRC for pushing to implement national security legislation in Hong Kong.