Secretary Pompeo Delivered a Speech: Silicon Valley and National Security

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San Francisco – Secretary Pompeo delivered a speech entitled “Silicon Valley and National Security” at Commonwealth Club on Jan. 13, stating that:

The CCP has prioritized something called “military-civil fusion.” The goal is to ensure that the People’s Liberation Army has military dominance. And the PLA’s core mission is to sustain the Chinese Communist Party’s grip on power – that same Chinese Communist Party that has led China in an increasingly authoritarian direction and one that is increasingly repressive as well.

We need to make sure that our companies don’t do deals that strengthen a competitor’s military or tighten the regime’s grip of repression in parts of that country.  We need to make sure American technology doesn’t power a truly Orwellian surveillance state. We need to make sure American principles aren’t sacrificed for prosperity.

But defending freedom and national security isn’t just the government’s job; it’s one for each and every and citizen. Our government agencies are cooperating in new ways to stop the Chinese military from using our own innovation against us. America is facing a challenge from China that demands every fiber of your innovative skill and your innovative spirit.

Source: US State Department

Editing & Proofreading: GM31 Translation: Wen Zi, Tianchi, GM31 Subtitle: GM56 Coordination: GM09

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