August 4, 2020

Pompeo vows to protect Hong Kong activists sought abroad

Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday vowed to protect Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners who have fled the city and denounced China after Beijing said that police had ordered the arrests of overseas activists.”The Chinese Communist Party cannot tolerate the free thinking of its own people, and increasingly is trying to extend its reach outside China’s borders,” Pompeo said in a statement.”The United States and other free nations will continue to protect our peoples from the long arm of Beijing’s authoritarianism.”Chinese state media said late Friday that Hong Kong p…


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