Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Secy. Pompeo: Action is warranted against China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently discussed why the administration is taking action against China following its new national security legislation on Hong Kong. During a State Department briefing this week, Pompeo said Chinese leader Xi Jinping “made a choice to violate the Chinese Communist Party’s promise to Hong Kong in a unregistered treaty.”

Congress debates refugee status for Hong Kong citizens

House lawmakers have taken the first steps towards providing a refugee status to certain groups of Hong Kong citizens. During a recent Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, congressmen from both major parties condemned China’s new national security law and claimed it will erode the city’s autonomy.

Pompeo: U.S. & EU to address Chinese threats together

The secretary of state has refuted China’s accusations of U.S. “incitement” of “anti-Beijing” sentiments in Europe. In a statement, Mike Pompeo announced the U.S. has accepted the EU’s proposal to establish a “mutual dialogue on China” to address its recent threats.