July 24, 2020

Pompeo calls on 'free nations' to stand up to China in major speech

Featuring Elsa B. Kania

Source: The Straits Times

Journalist Charissa Yong

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Chinese people and "free nations of the world" to change the behaviour of the Chinese Communist Party, in a major policy speech on Thursday (July 23).

The CCP now poses the primary challenge to the world's liberty, he said as he urged countries to stand up to China together and "draw common lines in the sand".

"The free world must triumph over this new tyranny," said Mr Pompeo. "If the free world doesn't change Communist China, Communist China will surely change us."

Read the full story and more in The Straits Times.

Authors

  • Elsa B. Kania

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. Her research focuses on Chinese military...