China's aggression in Ladakh, Bhutan indicative of its intentions: Mike Pompeo

Elias Hubbard
August 1, 2020

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has issued a subpoena to Mike Pompeo, accusing the U.S. Secretary of State of funneling tens of thousands of government-obtained documents to Senate Republicans investigating Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden. The situation deteriorated last month following the Galwan Valley clashes that left 20 Indian Army personnel dead.

"Secretary Pompeo has turned the State Department into an arm of the Trump campaign and he's not even trying to disguise it", Chairman Engel said in a statement.

"They talk about bringing socialism with Chinese characteristics to the world".

The subpoena issued by Rep. Eliot Engel demands the top USA diplomat provide "all records purportedly dealing with the Bidens and Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings the department has produced to Republican-led Senate committees" as well as "internal State Department correspondence about responding to Congress".

He pointed to 30-plus nations banning China's Huawei from their 5G networks, Canada standing firm against "the Chinese Communist Party's hostage-taking", Belize and Haiti denouncing Beijing's national security law targeting Hong Kong and Sweden closing Confucius Institutes.

"Australia declared China's South China Sea claims unlawful and illegitimate, as have we, and we're proud to have stepped up maritime manoeuvres in that body of water alongside our friends from Australia and Japan and the United Kingdom", Mr Pompeo said.

At the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Secretary General Stoltenberg has called to make China a greater part of that alliance " s focus. We've worked hard at this. I asked you specifically, have you raised - there are public reports, very well documented - that the Russians were supposedly paying bounties to kill our service members. "In addition to these multilateral efforts, Department of Justice is cracking down on Chinese intellectual property threats", he said. "We closed our consulate in Houston because it was a den of spies". We've sanctioned Chinese leaders for their brutality in Xinjian, imposed export controls on companies that support it, and warned United States businesses against using slave labor in their supply chains.

"We've terminated special agreements with Hong Kong in response to the CCP's actions to deny freedom to the people of Hong Kong", he said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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