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

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There was a violent clash with the Indian soldiers due to the needless aggression of the Chinese soldiers, in which 20 soldiers were martyred.

Foreign Relations Committee Democrats released a report this week criticizing Pompeo's tenure at State. A lot of work needs to be done for this now, and we have to be serious about it.

Mr Pompeo praised Australia and condemned China during this week's AUSMIN talks with Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds in Washington DC, and he continued the tone before the Senate committee.

Most important, on China, we see the Chinese Communist Party also for what it is- the central threat of our times. All 10 ASEAN nations have insisted that the South China Sea disputes be settled on the basis of global law, including UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea).

United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo yesterday cited India's banning of Chineses apps as an indication that U.S. efforts to lead an "international awakening" against the Chinese government is working and the "tide is turning" as a result.

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.

We led a multilateral effort to ensure that the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organisation elected a director from a country that cared about intellectual property, the secretary of state said.

Amid the ongoing tensions between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, the United States on Thursday said that "Beijing is testing the world" with its incursions into Indian territory but the "tide is turning". We've worked hard at this. I'm very proud of the progress we are making. The Department of Justice is cracking down on Chinese IP threats.

The US has sanctioned Chinese leaders for their treatment of Uyghur minorities in Xinjiang province, imposed export controls on companies that supported, and warned US businesses against using slave labour in their supply chains, he said.

As for Russia endorsing the troop cuts, Pompeo said the U.S. could send troops back into Germany any time they wanted, and that Russia would be mad when some of those troops are sent to Poland, even closer to the Russian border.

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