US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Confronts China Diplomat for Coercion of Australia

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he raised Chinas “coercion” of Australia during a frank, six-hour meeting with Chinas top diplomat in Hawaii.

Pompeo said he confronted Yang Jiechi with a list of Chinas actions around the globe, including hitting Australia with steep barley tariffs and banning beef exports from four abattoirs after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison “had the audacity” to lead global calls for a probe into the origins of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus.

Pompeo said he made the point to Yang in Honolulu on Wednesday that the United States was no longer just listening to what China was saying, but was watching its actions.

“We can see their actions,” Pompeo, speaking at the virtual Copenhagen Democracy Summit, said on Friday.

“I ticked through a few of them: Hong Kong, Tibet, Xinjiang, what theyre doing in India, what theyve done in the economic zones along the Philippines and Malaysia and Indonesia and Vietnam, the coercion on Australia—when they had the audacity to demand that there would be an investigation of how this virus got from Wuhan to Milan, how this virus got from Wuhan to Tehran, how this virus got from Wuhan to Oklahoma City, and to Belgium and to Spain, and decimating the global economy,” said Pompeo.

My G7 counterparts and I have expressed our grave concern over Chinas decision to impose a national security law on Hong Kong. The proposal would jeopardize the system that has allowed Hong Kong to flourish and made it a success over many years. We urge the CCP to re-consider.

— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 18, 2020

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