U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged countries to “understand the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party [CCP]” and proposed a global coalition to deal with it.
“We want every nation to work together to push back against the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts,” Pompeo said on July 21 in London at a press conference, according to the Washington Examiner.
“We hope we can build out a coalition that understands this threat and will work collectively to convince the Chinese Communist Party it’s not in their best interest to engage in this kind of behavior,” Pompeo said.
Pompeo explained that he had studied with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab the movements of the CCP in which it was trying to “”intimidate their neighbors, militarize several areas of the South China Sea, and instigate a deadly confrontation with India.”
On his trip to London, Pompeo also expressed his condolences to the victims in the United Kingdom of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus.
“The CCP’s exploitation of this disaster to further its own interests has been disgraceful,” said Pompeo, who has repeatedly reiterated the responsibility of the CCP for the global disaster caused by the pandemic originating in China.
Raab was consistent with Pompeo’s proposal, in addition to mentioning his support for the autonomy of the Hong Kong people, recently violated by the CCP through a law considered draconian.
“The UK is very clear that we need to work with our American friends and also with other partners in the international system to protect our freedoms and interests and defend—as we have shown, I believe, in Hong Kong—our values,” Raab said, according to the U.S. State Department press release.
Previously Pompeo held a meeting with officials of the CCP at the Henry Jackson Society, a study center in London.
“I think Pompeo wants to hear what the mood is in Parliament and broaden the scope of the debate on China in the UK at the moment,” a Henry Jackson Society spokesman said of the meeting.
Pompeo was not in the mood for a confrontation with the CCP, but rather for international collaboration for the benefit of all.
“We think that the entire world needs to work together to ensure that every country, including China, behaves in the international system in ways that are appropriate and consistent with the international order,” Pompeo said.
“We want to see every nation who understands freedom and democracy and values that and knows that it’s important to their own people, their own sovereign country to be successful, to understand this threat that the Chinese Communist Party is posing to them and to work both themselves and collectively to restore what is rightfully ours,” Pompeo further emphasized.