Pompeo reverts to China criticism after meeting top diplomat
Thursday, 1 August 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reverted on Thursday to criticism of China's actions in Asia, speaking out at a regional forum against Chinese "coercion" in disputes over the South China Sea and dam-building on the Mekong River.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently criticized China after meeting with his Chinese counterpart. According to Reuters, Pompeo spoke out against Chinese “coercion” of Southeast Asian neighbors. He referred to disputes over the South China Sea and its dam-building on the Mekong River....
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday criticized the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for not only displaying its "rogue" attitude in its neighbourhood, particularly the recent escalation of border tension with India, but also for "pushing disinformation and malicious cyber campaigns so as to drive a wedge between the US and Europe.". "I think all across the world it's becoming more apparent each and every day. Chinese Communist Party decreed an end to freedom in Hong Kong, violating UN-registered treaty and rights of its citizens-one of many int'l treaties that the Chinese Communist Party has violated," Pompeo said during an online conference on democracy held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
On Thursday, Mary Elizabeth Taylor resigned from her role as assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs. Taylor, one of the highest ranking Black officials in the Trump administration, gave her resignation letter to Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. Taylor cited President Trump's response to rising racial tensions as a reason for her resignation.
Boris Johnson has accused China of breaching a key treaty with Britain by imposing a heavily criticised national security law on Hong Kong.But what is the background to the legislation, why is the UK concerned, and how has the world responded?
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