On the heels of mounting acts of global aggression from the leadership of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), America’s top diplomat unveiled a comprehensive plan to purge worldwide networks from manipulation by the Chinese Communist Party.
In Beijing on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said the U.S. had damaged the reputation of Chinese journalists and urged it to “correct its mistakes.” His remarks came after the U.S. government restricted the stay of Chinese journalists in the country to no more than 90 days back in May.
According to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Trump administration is gravely concerned by the ordered arrest of four students in Hong Kong under the city’s new national security law. On Sunday, Pompeo reiterated “Beijing continues to break its promises and eviscerate Hong Kong’s autonomy.”
Hong Kong has suspended its assembly election by a year amid a rise in coronavirus cases. Leader Carrie Lam announced the delay on Friday, postponing an opportunity for pro-democracy opposition leaders to win a majority in the assembly by a full year.
Tensions between the U.S. and China have reached a new high point. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is now calling for a new alliance of the Free World against China’s bid for global supremacy.
Lawmakers and activists are calling for international support of the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. One America’s John Hines spoke to Rep. Scott Perry to learn more about Washington’s efforts.