Major Taiwanese news network Liberty Times Network (LTN) recently reported that U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered a policy speech on China on May 26 in which he criticized China for its increasing threats to Taiwan, emphasizing that the U.S. policy toward Taiwan will remain unchanged. In addition, he also said that the United States avoids seeking conflict or creating a new Cold War situation. Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said bluntly that Blinken’s speech was like diplomatic rhetoric and underestimated the threat of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Pompeo said in an interview that the Chinese Communist Party intends to cause damage to the United States, ranging from the Chinese military, cyber-attacks and economic plunder. He did not feel that Blinken’s speech made the core point, which is that the CCP is evil. If it is only seen as related to the international order, then Chinese leader Xi Jinping will recognize the U.S. signal as a green light. Some observers have expressed the belief that a cold war is real and that China wants it to get worse. America needs to wake up from the fog of peace and confront the looming threat from China.
Source: LTN, May 28, 2022