Pompeo vows to protect Hong Kong activists sought abroad
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday vowed to protect Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners who have fled the city and denounced China after ...
AsiaHong Kong pro-democracy campaigner Nathan Law (far right) holds a placard urging European leaders to act against a national security law in June 2020. (Photo: AFP/Anthony WALLACE)04 Aug 2020 11:32PMShare this contentBookmarkWASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday (Aug 4) vowed to protect Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners who have fled the city and denounced China after Beijing said that police had
ordered the arrests of overseas activists."The Chinese Communist Party cannot tolerate the free thinking of its own people, and increasingly is trying to extend its reach outside China's borders," Pompeo said in a statement.Advertisement
Advertisement"The United States and other free nations will continue to protect our peoples from the long arm of Beijing's authoritarianism."Chinese state media said late on Friday that Hong Kong police had ordered the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile on suspicion of violating a tough new security law. headtopics.com
One of them, Samuel Chu, head of the Washington-based Hong Kong Democracy Council, wrote on Twitter that he has been a US citizen for 25 years.The most prominent person targeted was 27-year-old campaigner Nathan Law, who recentlyand called the charges against him"trumped up".Read more: CNA »
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