U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the creation of a global coalition to combat the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

during Fox News’s program ‘Life, Liberty & Levin,‘ Pompeo did not hesitate to affirm, “The greatest external threat that the United States faces over the medium and long term is the threat by the regime in China today, the Chinese Communist Party led by General Secretary Xi Jinping.”

When consulted by host Mark Levin, Pompeo assured that the Trump administration has made “real progress” in getting nations as far away as those in Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America to recognize “the threat that is posed to their freedom, their liberty, to their sovereignty.”

“I have traveled the world making sure that every nation understands that this is a problem that is not between the United States and China [the CCP]. This is a challenge to make sure that the next century is not the Chinese century, it is not the century governed by authoritarian repressive regimes, but rather by regimes that believe in the rule of law and ordered liberty and national sovereignty as their core foundations,” Pompeo said Sunday night.

“We have now begun to build out this global coalition to push back,” he said.

While Pompeo acknowledged that “it will take years” to reverse the influence of the Asian giant in the Western world, he said, “The tide has turned in terms of recognizing the threat posed by this authoritarian regime in China.” 

Reversing nearly half a century of misguided policies

Pompeo, like President Donald Trump himself, has been very critical of the concessions made by the various U.S. administrations to the CCP since the beginning of bilateral relations almost half a century ago, which have led to Beijing’s economic, political, military, and cultural advance over the rest of the world.

In 1972, U.S. President Richard Nixon traveled to China to begin the dialogues that were to take place with the re-establishment of diplomatic relations in 1979.

Under the premise that the CCP would gradually shift toward freedom, the West gradually gave it a greater place in the concert of the international community. 

In fact, Nixon himself acknowledged that he was concerned that he had created a “Frankenstein” by opening the world to the CCP.

Pompeo rightly accuses the CCP of taking advantage of that opening to make its way to power and prosperity through lies and deception.

“The truth is that our policies—and those of other free nations—resurrected China’s failing economy, only to see Beijing bite the international hands that were feeding it,” Pompeo said in July of this year.

He cited examples such as how the Asian country’s military became “stronger” and “menacing,” how the CCP exercised unfair competition in trade, how it abused the human rights of its population, and how it tried to infiltrate free society.

“The free world must triumph over this new tyranny,” the secretary of state said, referring to the CCP.

“If the free world doesn’t change—doesn’t change, communist China will surely change us,” Pompeo said.