Mr Pompeo accused China’s ruling party specifically for COVID-19 of becoming a pandemic, saying it was “preventable” and that its “exploitation of this disaster to serve its own interests has been shameful.”
“Rather than helping the world, Secretary General Xi [Jinping] showed the two faces of the party, ”he said at a joint press conference with Dominic Raab in London.
Donald Trump’s senior diplomat added that the CCP had “crushed” Hong Kong freedoms and intimidated China’s neighbors over claiming islands in the South China Sea and disputed lands on the Sino border -indian.
He praised the British government for deciding to remove Huawei equipment from British 5G networks and said it had “generously opened its doors” to Hong Kong people, ended the extradition treaty with Hong Kong and introduced an embargo on weapons that could be used against protesters.
“We support these sovereign choices, we think it is well done,” he added.
Mr Pompeo praised the relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom, but said every country should beware of China.
“We believe that the whole world must work together to ensure that every country, including China, behaves in the international system in a manner that is appropriate and in accordance with the international order,” he said.
“We want every country to work together to push back the efforts of the Chinese Communist Party in all the dimensions I have described.
“We hope we can build a coalition to collectively show the CCP that it is not in its best interests to engage in this kind of behavior. “
He also pointed out that the CCP ordering state-owned companies to “steal” the intellectual property of American companies.
And, responding to China’s claim, the UK had only banned Huawei because the US said so, Mr Pompeo said: “I think the UK has taken a good decision, but I think that decision was not made because the United States said so. a good decision, but because the leaders here in the UK have concluded that the right thing to do is make this decision for the people of the UK. ”
Raab said he and Pompeo discussed their “serious concerns” about the situation in Hong Kong and talked about raising the issue of China’s actions at “the G7 level.”
He said there was “no question of arming hard” on the decision to ban Huawei, but said that after the United States imposed sanctions on China, blocking the use of chips American made, the United Kingdom was to “seek a far-sighted outlook.” .
The Foreign Secretary added that he had spoken to Mr Pompeo about how the UK and US could diversify telecommunications and other infrastructure, which proved necessary by the amount of ‘PPE needed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Raab appeared positive about securing a free trade deal with the United States, saying the current annual turnover of £ 3 billion between British and American companies could increase.
Mr Pompeo has said that a deal is a “main objective” and hopes to finalize it “before too long”.
Boris Johnson met Mr Pompeo earlier in the Cabinet Room before moving to Downing Street Garden, where they stayed two meters apart due to social distancing.
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The US secretary of state said the talks were “constructive and frank” and ranged from Huawei to a free trade agreement.
Mr Pompeo praised the enduring strength of the special partnership and they discussed the Five Eyes Group – Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK and US – taking an ambitious approach to the technologies of the future.
They also spoke about their common world policy, China’s actions in Hong Kong and the Uyghur region of Xinjiang, and the death of teenage Harry Dunn outside a US air base in Northamptonshire.