The head of american diplomacy, Mike Pompeo, has called on the world to stand up to China after talks in London with the british government, in the cold with Beijing on Hong Kong and the exclusion of the chinese giant Huawei’s network 5G uk.
“We believe that the whole world must work together to ensure that all countries, China included, behave (…) in a way that is in line with the international order,” said Mike Pompeo during a press conference alongside his british counterpart, Dominic Raab.
Welcoming the discussions “frank” with the british officials, Mr. Pompeo has called on ” all nations committed to freedom and democracy (…) to understand the threat posed by the chinese communist Party “.
In recent months, the Uk has continued to move closer positions of Washington, in open confrontation with China, even undertaking a 180 degree turn on the oem telecom Huawei.
The head of the american diplomacy has, however, denied that Washington has forced the hand of its ally in this folder.
“This decision has been taken, not because the United States has said that it was a good decision, but because the leaders, here in the Uk, have concluded that the right thing to do was to take this decision to the british people “, he insisted.
London has claimed to have banned Huawei for security reasons, after the us sanctions imposed in may to this company for him to cut off the access to the semi-conductors manufactured with u.s. components.
In return, China has claimed that London was “fooled” by the Americans.
“The information flowing through these networks of chinese origin, will certainly be in the hands of the chinese communist Party “, had previously claimed to Mike Pompeo. Charges that Huawei has firmly rejected.
End of the golden age
The us secretary of State arrived around noon at 10 Downing Street, where he appeared without a mask of protection, just as the british prime minister Boris Johnson. They are, however, then sit more than a metre of one another.
“The social distancing does not mean a shift away from diplomatic or political “, joked the head of the british government.
Included on the menu of discussions, in addition to a future trade agreement, the post-Brexit between London and Washington, the situation in Hong Kong, another topic that upset Beijing.
The golden age promised in the sino-british by the ex-Finance minister George Osborne during a visit to Beijing in 2015 seems so distant.
Because the Uk has provoked the wrath of China by providing a facilitated access to the british citizenship to nearly three million inhabitants of Hong Kong, in response to the chinese law on national security that Beijing has imposed on this former british colony last month.
The British have added a layer on Monday by suspending the extradition treaty with Hong Kong and spreading to the arms embargo already applied to the mainland of China, considering that Beijing violates the terms of the treaty sino-british, 1997, which had accompanied the handover of this territory.
For the chinese regime, this law, which aims to suppress the subversive activities, should help to ensure the stability and end the violence that peppered the protest movement from 2019 to Hong Kong, as well as to suppress the current in favour of independence.
Washington has revoked the status of preferential trade granted in Hong Kong, restricted visas for chinese officials accused of “questioning” the independence of the former colony and stopped the sale of defence equipment sensitive to this territory.
Mike Pompeo was set to meet Thursday at the end of the day the former governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten, as well as Nathan Law, one of the young activists the most prominent of the movement in hong kong for reforms, who currently resides in London.