◎ Countries, companies, and individuals would do well to “distrust and verify” in their dealings with the world’s last major communist state.
◎ The Trump administration has taken the next step in responding to Communist China’s assault against the people of Hong Kong and their democratic aspirations.
◎ Pompeo called on free nations to join the United States—and the Chinese people—in changing the behavior of the ruling communist regime.
◎ The international community must join the U.S. in condemning the PRC for pushing to implement national security legislation in Hong Kong.
◎ The failure of past U.S. administrations to confront the communist regime for the sake of expected reforms through engagement has only whetted its appetite for further advances against Western interests.