Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo said that the US has taken a major decision not to grant visas to officials of the ruling Communist Party of China (CCP).
On the issue of Hong Kong, the US has come out openly against China. The United States has decided not to grant visas to officials of the ruling Communist Party of China (CCP).
Visa restrictions may also come under the purview of their family members. This action has been taken against Hong Kong’s violation of autonomy, fundamental independence, and human rights.
China is keeping its promise
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during the press conference that he is announcing the order of President Donald Trump. He said, “I am announcing a visa ban on the current and former officials of the CCP, which is responsible for decreasing the larger autonomy of Hong Kong, which was guaranteed in the Sino-UK joint manifesto in 1984.”
The action was taken therefore
Pompeo said, ‘President Trump promised to punish the CCP officials responsible for ending Hong Kong independence. Today, we are taking action in the same direction.
The CCP has tried to reduce its autonomy by granting China the right to monitor Hong Kong’s administrative system, accusing a member of its Legislative Council of misconduct and arbitrarily imposing national security legislation on it.
Hong Kong’s Reducing Dragon
The US Secretary of State said that China had promised to respect Hong Kong’s wider autonomy in a joint declaration with Britain, but is steadily reducing it by its actions.
China is also violating human rights and fundamental freedoms in Hong Kong by pressurizing the local administration to arrest democracy supporters and disqualifying pro-democracy candidates.
China broke many international promises
Pompeo alleged that China continues its opaque nuclear program. The CCP has broken many international promises, including the commitments shown to the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations and the people of Hong Kong
Unite against China’s challenge
Pompeo said, ‘My message today is that we have to work together to continue the awareness on both sides of the Atlantic against China’s challenge.
It will not be easy.’ Pompeo said, ‘Our business community that makes money from China says that we should reduce stress and accept the increasingly aggressive CCP. We can never accept this argument. There can never be a compromise between freedom and dictatorship.
China is doing provocative action with India
Earlier during his virtual address at the Brussels Forum -2020, Pompeo stated that China is posing a threat in the South China Sea as well as increasing tensions on the border with India.
To deal with this threat, his country is reducing its forces from Europe and deploying it elsewhere. He also rejected the argument that escalating tensions with China should be mitigated and accepted by the increasingly aggressive Chinese Communist Party (CCP).