How to “stand with freedom for Hong Kong”

Yesterday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that Hong Kong no longer can function autonomously from the Chinese Communist Party-ruled mainland. That statement sets the stage for American responses that will hopefully both punish the CCP for its freedom-crushing aggression and protect people in the Western Pacific and here from Xi Jinping’s ambitions to do the same to the rest of us.

Congress appears anxious to help. It just sent to the President a bill retaliating for the CCP’s ruthless oppression of Uighur Muslims. Legislators and executive branch officials alike need now to impose sanctions impeding such unacceptable behavior towards all faith communities in China and dire threats to our nation and others.

The Committee on the Present Danger: China yesterday recommended twelve steps that would help. Visit to learn more about realistic, actionable options we should exercise at once.

This is Frank Gaffney.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.