From FEB. 2019!
How a Chinese think tank rates all 50 U.S. governors
How the report rated U.S. governors according to their views on China:
“Hardline:” 6 governors, including Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.), Mike Parson (R-Mo.), and Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.).
“Friendly:” 17 governors, including Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.), Janet Mills (D-Maine), and Jared Polis (D-Colo.).
And why this is important:
The report stated that while a hardline attitude towards China now prevails in Washington, the American federal system means that state-level governments may not be in lockstep.
“Governors can ignore orders from the White House,” the report claimed, “and state governments can change or even cancel local governments such as cities, counties, and school districts.”
State-level officials “enjoy a certain degree of diplomatic independence,” the report stated.
Hint, hint, hint.
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Report from think tank in Chinese: