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American investors should not be financing Communist China’s military buildup. On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order to prevent just that and protect American security. The order bans individual and institutional investors from owning shares in 31 Chinese firms that… Read More

There will be at least one good outcome of Election Day: Whoever wins, communist China will lose. Whether it’s Joe Biden or Donald Trump, the next president of the United States will likely take a hard line on China. Both candidates have staked… Read More

It’s an honor to be with you all in Cottbus this evening. And on behalf of the board of trustees of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and our many patrons in the United States I want to thank you… Read More

Excerpt: This week marks two widely ignored, yet important, anniversaries. One hundred years ago, on Aug. 25, 1920, Vladimir Lenin’s invasion of Europe was defeated as the Battle of Warsaw came to a decisive end, a victory known in Poland as… Read More

Excerpt: At the height of the Cold War in 1959, Congress established “Captive Nations Week” to show the American people’s solidarity with the hundreds of millions suffering under communist regimes. Scheduled for the third week of July, the occasion gave… Read More

Communist China’s takeover of Hong Kong proves one thing:  The People’s Republic of China is a fundamentally expansionist power. Like the Soviet Union before it, Beijing seeks nothing short of domination – starting with its neighbors, but certainly not stopping… Read More

Communist China has officially taken over Hong Kong. The passage on Tuesday of Beijing’s so-called “national security law” effectively absorbs the formerly autonomous city in the totalitarian system of the Chinese mainland, threatening its freedoms with extinction. Everyone is now looking to the United States… Read More

Flag Day—June 14—tends to be overshadowed by more famous civic celebrations like Independence Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Yet the Stars and Stripes is one of the most powerful symbols on the planet, and now is the perfect time… Read More

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed deep divisions in the United States, but in one crucial area, it has unified our nation. With more than 90,000 dead and nearly 1.5 million sick, the American people have decisively judged the country that… Read More

Excerpt: Did the World Health Organization make the coronavirus pandemic more likely? Undeniably. On Tuesday, President Trump criticized the international health agency for “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus,” and halted U.S. funding to it. The president could… Read More