Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently discussed disinformation China has allegedly been spreading through Europe. During an online conference about democracy, Pompeo announced China is behind a “fear in Europe” campaign, which aims to drive a wedge between the United States and Europe.
Protesters in Hong Kong have been petitioning against China’s new security law, which will tighten China’s grip on the democratic city. Activists took to the streets to demand freedom on Friday.
Former acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is refuting claims made by John Bolton in his new memoir. In an interview Friday, the former official said the president did not beg China for help winning November’s election.
President Trump said Democrat nominee Joe Biden is “China’s dream” president. He made those remarks during an interview with his son for his campaign sponsored show “Triggered.”
According to a spokesman for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, officials have agreed to “cool down” the situation with India.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has said he is confident China will uphold their end of the trade deal with the United States. During Wednesday’s hearing with the House Ways and Means Committee, he told Congress the U.S.-China trade deal is still on track.
Typhoon Nuri reached the coast of South China on Sunday, making it the first typhoon to make landfall this year.
Hundreds of demonstrators in Taiwan’s capital city rallied together to protest China’s treatment of Hong Kong. Around 200 people gathered in Taipei on Saturday to protest China’s role in Hong Kong’s autonomy and political system.
The death toll related to an oil tank truck explosion in eastern China has reportedly risen to 19. The blast happened Saturday evening, when a tank trunk loaded with gas exploded.