US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has backed the UK’s tough stance on Beijing, urging the international community to create an alliance against China’s “bullying.”
Praising Britain’s response to China’s controversial new national security law for Hong Kong during a visit to the UK, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed Beijing’s tightening grip on the semi-autonomous city.
The world has seen “Hong Kong’s freedoms crushed” and China “bully its neighbors,” Pompeo told reporters following talks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in London on Tuesday.
Furthermore, the US’ top diplomatic official cast China as an aggressor, saying Beijing had made illegal maritime claims and covered up the COVID-19 outbreak to further its own interests, and describing Chinese Communist Party’s behavior towards coronavirus as unforgivable.
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