Tuesday, September 10, 2019
If we are in fact serious about human rights and international law, the West has to settle in for a long-haul policy of containment and coexistence with the PRC, speaking firmly but without provocation. For days now, key congressional and White House figures have projected that message. "It would be a grievous mistake of historic proportion," Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said on my radio show of the prospect of the PRC using the People's Armed Police to suppress the Hong Kong protests with enormous force. President Donald Trump has been uncharacteristically reserved about Hong Kong on Twitter and elsewhere, recognizing the enormous stakes and the risks of inciting rather than restraining Beijing.
But let's not forget we have the responsibility of checking Choogle and maybe breaking them into little, tiny manageable pieces.