Mike Pompeo has urged the UK and other western democracies to form a “coalition” to fight against China, as he suggested a UK-US trade deal would be finalised “before too long”.
The US Secretary of State blasted Beijing for its “disgraceful” response to coronavirus, saying the Chinese government had “crushed” Hong Kong’s freedoms while “bullying” its neighbours such as Tibet.
At a press conference in Lancaster House following talks with Dominic Raab, Mr Pompeo congratulated the British Government “for its principled response to these challenges,” which included banning Huawei, allowing British National (Overseas) passport holders to come to the UK, suspending the extradition treaty and extending an arms embargo on China to cover Hong Kong.
Mr Pompeo said: “We support those sovereign choices, we think ‘well done’.”
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