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No longer will America and its leaders hope that economic engagement alone will transform communist China's authoritarian state into a free and open society that respects private property, the rule of law, and international rules of commerce. The president's strategy is correct. He's fighting for the American people, for American jobs, and American workers like no president has before. And I promise you this administration will not stand down.
That said, the president has also made it clear the United States does not seek confrontation with China. We seek a level playing field, open markets, fair trade, and a respect for our values. We are not seeking to contain China's development. We want a constructive relationship with China's leaders like we have enjoyed for generations with China's people.
And if China will step forward and seize this unique moment in history to start anew by ending the trade practices that have taken advantage of the American people for far too long, I know President Donald Trump is ready and willing to begin that new future.
Nike promotes itself as a so-called social justice champion. But when it comes to Hong Kong it prefers checking its social conscience at the door. Nike stores in China actually removed their Houston Rockets merchandise from their shelves to join the Chinese government in protest against the Rocket's general manager's seven-word tweet, which read, fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.
And some of the NBA's biggest players and owners who routinely exercise their freedom to criticise this country lose their voices when it comes to the freedom and rights of the people of China.