◎ The CCP does not want a trade deal on Trump’s terms to begin with because such a deal would cause existential problems for the communist regime.
◎ President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping both face critical decisions on the looming crisis in Hong Kong.
◎ The most effective and underutilized weapon in the West’s arsenal is the truth.
◎ 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.
◎ Unless Xi resolves factional politics at home, China and the U.S. will find it very hard to get a trade deal.
◎ If Trump and Xi can make the tough decisions, they can avoid military confrontation that hardliners on both sides see as inevitable and even necessary.
◎ The stalemate in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations has led to a stalemate in global geopolitics.