US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed both Hong Kong and Xinjiang in comments at the state department on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed both Hong Kong and Xinjiang in comments at the state department on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hammers China on Hong Kong and Xinjiang

  • Mike Pompeo congratulates Hongkongers on their pro-democracy votes while condemning ‘very significant’ human rights abuses against Uygurs
  • But he holds off saying President Trump will sign Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, as administration seeks ‘phase one’ trade deal with Beijing

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed both Hong Kong and Xinjiang in comments at the state department on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed both Hong Kong and Xinjiang in comments at the state department on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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