◎ 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.
◎ 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.
◎ The PRC’s recent belligerence foreshadows a fourth confrontation in the Taiwan Strait.
◎ 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.”
◎ Trump could strike a decisive blow for political reform in both China and North Korea by seizing on the building congressional momentum on human rights.
◎ Trump should demonstrate the same vision of the national interest with China as he has displayed on Iran.
◎ Washington’s view of its security partnership with Taiwan has evolved.