WATCH: Secretary Pompeo at the Nixon Library

July 29, 2020

Mike Pompeo delivers Major Foreign Policy Address on U.S.-China Relations at the Nixon Library

The Secretary of State of the United States Michael R. Pompeo visited the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Birthplace on July 23, 2020 to deliver a major policy address on U.S. – China relations only steps away from the home in which President Nixon was born, and the flower-ringed site where he and First Lady Pat Nixon are laid to rest.Entitled “Communist China and the Free World’s Future,” the speech was — according to the State Department — one of the most significant foreign policy announcements of the Trump administration to date.

Immediately following his 24 minute speech, Secretary Pompeo participated in a conversation onstage with Hugh Hewitt, the President and CEO of the Richard Nixon Foundation.

The humble white farmhouse that was the birthplace and childhood home of President Nixon served as the backdrop for the speech. The symbolism shone through; Richard Nixon was the first American president to visit the People’s Republic of China, and he devised a strategic framework that guided U.S.-China relations for nearly 50 years.

Read more about the historic speech and watch Secretary Pompeo’s complete remarks here.

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