In the first U.S.-China meeting of the Biden administration, the Chinese Communist Party’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi and State Councilor Wang Yi came out swinging as they faced off with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan. Dispensing with diplomatic protocol, Yang and Wang lectured America against meddling in China’s “internal affairs,” telling Blinken, “You do not come from a position of strength.” Yang then told the media, “China’s development and strengthening is unstoppable.”
Not so fast, Yang.
Citizens of the world have woken up to the truth about the Chinese Communist Party’s doctrine of concealment, co-option, and coercion. They now understand that the pandemic is a result of the concealment of the virus. They have witnessed the CCP’s co-option of Hong Kong, which has eviscerated the freedoms of its citizens. They realize the brutal coercion of Uyghurs in Xinjiang has grown into punishable genocide. And they don’t like it. This awakening has given the political will to government leaders and CEOs worldwide to stand up to the CCP bully. In Washington, this is one of the most unifying bipartisan issues of our time.