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World Hongkong: Mike Pompeo threatens China with reprisals

07:40  01 july  2020
07:40  01 july  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

U.S. and EU must face down China together, Pompeo says

  U.S. and EU must face down China together, Pompeo says The United States and European Union need a shared understanding of China to resist it, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, calling Beijing a threat and accusing it of stealing European know-how to develop its economy. © Reuters/POOL U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives news conference in Washington Pompeo said he had accepted a proposal by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell this month to create a formal U.S.-EU dialogue on China and would travel to Europe soon to host the first session.

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the State The United States and China appear to be on a collision course over the future of Hong Kong , a center of Hong Kong has been a financial and commercial hub since late last century. China relies on the

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the White House economic adviser, Kevin Hassett, signaled the Trump administration would punish China . WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that a broad new security measure proposed by China would amount to a “death knell” for

Hongkong, Mike Pompeo, Chine © Provided by Le Point Hongkong, Mike Pompeo, China

The United States are raising their voice after the adoption by China of a new law on the national security in Hong Kong. The US diplomat has threatened Beijing with further reprisals, deploring a "sad day" for Hong Kong. "Today is a sad day for Hong Kong, and for all freedom lovers in China," the secretary of state said in a statement.

"The United States will not sit idly by while China engulfs Hong Kong in its authoritarian mouth," he thundered, after the promulgation by Chinese President Xi Jinping of a national security law. in Hong Kong. The law is accused by its detractors of being an attempt to muzzle the opposition in Hong Kong. It provides that the Chinese justice has jurisdiction for "serious" security breaches and life imprisonment for crimes against national security.

The USA punishes Chinese officials on Hong Kong

 The USA punishes Chinese officials on Hong Kong USA-CHINA-HONG-KONG: The USA sanctions Chinese officials on Hong Kong © Reuters / Aly Song THE USA SANCTIONS CHINESE OFFICERS ON HONG KONG WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to impose visa restrictions on officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) found to be responsible for the freedom violations in Hong Kong, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Friday.

Even Hong Kong ’s chief executive appeared to hint this week that certain civil liberties might not be an enduring feature of Hong Kong life. Hong Kong ’s courts have long relied heavily on judges who have moved to the city from the British Commonwealth but retain passports from their home countries.

Mike Pompeo , the US secretary of state, has already said it will be difficult to declare the region autonomous in view of recent arrests of protesters. But the pressure to change tack is growing. Tom Tugendhat, chair of the foreign affairs select committee, said this week UK relations with China had

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Beijing denounces "a logic of bandits"

"In accordance with President Trump's instructions, we will eliminate the political exemptions which grant Hong Kong a different and special treatment, a few exceptions, ”warned Mike Pompeo. At the end of May, Washington had already struck hard by revoking Hong Kong's preferential trade status. At UN , 27 states, including France and Japan , have invited China to reconsider this law which, according to them, “threatens” freedoms in this autonomous territory.

On Wednesday, Beijing castigated "a logic of bandits" the day after the enactment of a controversial security law in Hong Kong, condemned by 27 countries at the UN and under threat of sanctions from the United States. "We didn't provoke you. By what right are you aggressive with us? "Asked to the press the deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the communist regime, Zhang Xiaoming, saying that the law imposed on Tuesday did not" look "at foreign countries.

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The U.S. has imposed travel restrictions on Chinese officials determined to be “substantially involved” in restricting access to Tibet, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said. © Bloomberg Mike Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state, listens during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Pompeo and James Mattis, U.S. secretary of defense, met with their Chinese counterparts in Washington for a diplomatic and security dialogue, which was postponed last month amid a series of disputes.

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