US Sec State Pompeo - national security consequences of doing business with … Chinese Communist Party
US Secretary of State Pompeo spoke on China yesterday and it wasn't all sunshine and lollipops from him.
- I want to talk to you about one specific topic today, the challenges and opportunities that the United States has with China.
- I am convinced that we can cooperate with China
- signing of a phase one trade deal. That's a fantastic thing, I believe, for the United States. We'd welcome more of it.
- But we also have to honestly confront tough questions about the national security consequences of doing business in a country controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. That especially goes for companies that develop some of our most sensitive technology, as many do here in this region.
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Here is the link to the speech text.
Phase 1 will be signed Wednesday in Washington. There is plenty of tension tha remains though.