US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China’s economic power makes it a tougher challenge than the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
“What’s happening now isn’t Cold War 2.0,” Pompeo said in a speech to the Czech Senate. “The challenge of resisting the CCP threat is in some ways much more difficult.”
“The CCP is already enmeshed in our economies, in our politics, in our societies in ways the Soviet Union never was.”
Pompeo’s visit to the Czech Republic marked the first stop on a swing through the region to discuss cyber and energy security.