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End of History (9) Brett Lippencott

| Mar 11, 2022

“Economic freedom is the best road to freeing the Chinese from the political control of the Communist Party. The U.S. should remain committed to its ideals of free trade and human rights not by imposing trade sanctions on China, but by reaching out to those Chinese who want freedom no less than do Americans. The best way to do this is to continue trading with China. China’s MFN status should be maintained without condition.”

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Wells King is the research director at American Compass.


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