Pompeo: World Must Unite Against China

Says China covered up preventable coronavirus

Visiting with British officials, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied that the US had ordered Britain to cut ties with China’s Huawei corporation, but now says that “the entire world” needs to unite against China over Hong Kong, the Uighurs, and the coronavirus.

Pompeo claimed that China exploited coronavirus and had covered up the “preventable” pandemic by using their control over the World Health Organization. Pompeo and other US officials have threatened to make China “pay” over the pandemic.

Pompeo went on to say that unity against China is “the right thing to do” and that Britain was one of the first to accept that as the US position. British officials conceded the Huawei ban was because of US sanctions.

US hostility toward China is cropping up on several issues, including Chinese claims in the South China Sea. Pompeo singled that out as well, saying China is not behaving in keeping with international norms.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.