The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on allies to find “more creative and assertive ways” to press the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to change its ways.
In his remarks, while speaking at the Nixon Library recently, Pompeo said that Nixon was on cue by surmising that opening the world to the CCP would be monster-like.
“President Nixon once said he feared he had created a ‘Frankenstein’ by opening the world to the CCP,” Pompeo said. “And here we are.”
“The truth is that our policies – and those of other free nations – resurrected China’s failing economy, only to see Beijing bite the international hands that were feeding it,” he added.
He further said, “The freedom-loving nations of the world must induce China to change … in more creative and assertive ways because Beijing’s actions threaten our people and our prosperity.”
The U.S. Secretary said, “securing our freedoms from the Chinese Communist Party is the mission of our time” and he argued that the U.S. was perfectly positioned to lead it.
Pompeo’s speech did not go unnoticed by Beijing, as Hua Chunying, spokeswoman for the Chinese foreign ministry, pushed back by saying Pompeo wants to “launch a new crusade against China in a globalized world.”
“What he is doing is as futile as an ant trying to shake a tree,” she tweeted.
“It’s about time that all peace-loving people in the world stepped forward to prevent him from doing the world more harm.”
Nigel Bell, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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