U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed concern about the recent series of misconduct by the Communist Party of China (CCP), noting that the Trump Administration is considering banning technological applications from the CCP.
“We are now evaluating each instance where we believe that U.S. citizens’ data that they have on their phones or in their system or in their healthcare records. We want to make sure that the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t have a way to easily access that,” Pompeo said at a July 8 press conference.
In this case, Pompeo alludes to technological applications that originated in China. The CCP is accused of illegally obtaining the data of the organizations and citizens that use them.
As early as last year, the State Department and the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense began banning the popular TikTok application from federal government devices because of cybersecurity risks.
Also, Sen Josh Hawley (R-Mo) announced on March 4, a bill to restrict federal employees from using TikTok due to the high-security risk it poses to the United States.
According to Techcrunch, the same concern was shared by India, which had no qualms about banning the use of Tik Tok and 58 other applications linked to the CCP suspected of being vehicles of espionage.
Pompeo was explicit in listing the most recent truth cover-up cases and lack of transparency by the Chinese regime.
One of these cases, and perhaps the most serious, was the cover-up of the outbreak of the CCP virus, which has already caused more than half a million deaths and enormous economic losses worldwide.
He also added the appalling situation of forced labor camps in Xinjiang, where forced abortions and sterilizations are carried out in “vocational training camps.”
He also cited the CCP’s violation of Hong Kong’s autonomy, exposing the “empty promises made to Hong Kongers and the world.”
Pompeo did not fail to mention the conflicts that Beijing constantly generates, pointing out that it “has a pattern of instigating territorial disputes” and that “the world should not allow this harassment to take place, nor should it be allowed to continue.