At the most recent National Governors Association meeting on Feb. 8, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed the existence of a list created by a Chinese state-run think tank. The list is of all 50 U.S. governors, and it categorizes each one by their attitudes toward China as friendly, hardline, or ambiguous. This revelation was, according to Pompeo, provoked when he received an invitation from a former governor to attend a state-level event that promised economic opportunities with China.
A respected Chinese pastor and vocal critic of the communist Beijing regime has been sentenced to nine years in prison. In direct contradiction to claims of religious freedom for its citizens, Communist China has secretly tried, convicted, and sentenced a popular pastor and Christian leader in southwest China.