Article originally appeared on thefederalist.com.
The following is a transcript from Sen. Marco Rubio’s address at the Heritage Foundation on the occasion of the release of a new Heritage report, “Winning the New Cold War with China.”
A lot has changed in the last year, in two ways. I think China has obviously gotten more aggressive, more transparent about what they’re trying to do in the world. And there’s a growing bipartisan consensus that something needs to happen about it. But I still think this needs a lot more framework. And what I mean by that is that it’s really easy to stand in front of cameras and say, “I’m going to be tough on China,” but I think it has to tie in to why. Why does it matter? So that you can do it in a way that’s smart and intelligent and actually serves the national interest.
I think the best way to do that is to start talking about how we got to this point where we are …
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