The threat from the Communist Party of China is very real, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday asserting that the Trump administration has begun to take all the “right actions” to rebalance the relationship with Beijing in a way that protects and secures freedom for Americans.
Pompeo also expressed hoped that the Chinese will decide that their commitments under the Phase one trade deal must be complied with.
“Will wait and see if they come through with their obligations there,” he noted.
“From America’s national security perspective, the threat the President (Donald Trump) identified when he campaigned back in 2015 from the Chinese Communist Party is very real. And so we’ve begun to take all the right actions to rebalance this relationship in a way that protects and secures freedom for the American people,” Pompeo told Michael Knowles of The Ben Shapiro Show in an interview.
“You saw it first from the administration on trade. We had a deeply nonreciprocal set of trade relationships where the Chinese Communist Party stole intellectual property and then turned around and sold it back to us, dumped it with state-sponsored enterprises, conducted cyber-theft at levels that no other country can match the scale of today.