August 1, 2021

Opinion: Half measures won’t do in the competition with China

China poses the single greatest security challenge to the United States and our democratic allies, but President Joe Biden too often embraces half measures inadequate to the economic, diplomatic and military competition. All that plays too well into Beijing’s hand.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has made clear that America objects to China’s mercantilist policies that weaken Western economies and stifle opportunities for our workers; to its gross human-rights abuses against Muslims in Xinjiang and democracy advocates in Hong Kong; and to the militarization of large swaths of the South China Sea and threatening actions toward Taiwan.

It’s time to stop pretending we can engage China or do business with a maniacal fascist on…

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