The US Wants To Create An International Coalition To Confront China
The US wants to create an international coalition that would stand up to China, according to a joint press conference with British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
"We can create a coalition that will understand this [Beijing's] threat and collectively convince the Chinese Communist Party that such behavior is not in China's interests," Pompeo said, accusing China of systematically violating international law. In particular, he pointed to the situation in the South China sea, the confrontation between China and India, as well as the role that China allegedly played in the spread of coronavirus infection in the world, "engaged in concealing information in conjunction with the corrupt world health organization."
According to Pompeo, Washington would like all States in the world that " understand the value of freedom and democracy, to also be aware of the threat that the Chinese Communist party poses to them."
"We want all countries to resist such activities, and we do not mean words and statements by this. We want all the countries of the world to work together to resist the efforts of the Chinese Communist party in all the areas I mentioned today, and the United Kingdom, of course, is one of these countries," he said.
Pompeo, at a press conference, again accused the Chinese leadership of trying to steal American intellectual property with the help of Chinese state-owned companies. He congratulated the UK government on the decision taken earlier in July to abandon the products of the Chinese Corporation Huawei in the national communications infrastructure of the fifth generation. The US has been calling on the United Kingdom for more than a year to take this step, which will cost the country an additional £2 billion ($2.5 billion) to implement the 5G communication standard and delay it by 2-3 years. At the same time, Pompeo stressed that the decision of the British government was not taken under pressure from the United States.