In a recent interview with the Texas Public Policy Foundation, former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Americans to ignore anti-US propaganda spread by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and gave his perspective on the current Biden administration’s China policies.
In the interview, Mr Pompeo denied that the United States was falling behind China.
“I don’t believe for a moment that we’re in second place, but there’s a real risk of that,” said the former U.S. Secretary of State.
“For four decades, Republicans and Democrats alike thought that engagement with China would be a solution. . .we thought that they’d become less hostile, that they would engage in the world and trade on a set of rules that we understood and when they made promises internationally, whether that was about the South China Sea or Hong Kong or Taiwan or Tibet, that they’d live up to them, and that all we needed to do was trade a little bit more with them.”
Mr Pompeo stated this strategy proved to be a failure and complete misunderstanding of the CCP and its leaders, including Xi Jinping.
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