Event Recap

New Atlanticist

Sep 15, 2020

Mike Pompeo: ‘The tide has turned’ on global perceptions of Chinese threat

By David A. Wemer

Years of US campaigning against China’s unfair economic practices and aggressive diplomacy, coupled with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, has “awakened” the world to the threat Beijing poses to international security and the global economy, according to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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The Atlantic Council hosted on September 15, 2020, a conversation featuring US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo. Just back from Central and Eastern Europe, the Secretary discussed his trip and how European nations are awakening to the China challenge.

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security was pleased to present this live online conversation as part of the #ACFrontPage event series, our premier ideas platform spotlighting global leaders who are championing constructive solutions to global challenges.

An #ACFrontPage Event

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The Hon. Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
United States of America

In conversation with

Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council