Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press at a Press Availability (Hong Kong Excerpts)

U.S. Department of State

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press at a Press Availability

REMARKS TO THE PRESS

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE
PRESS BRIEFING ROOM
WASHINGTON, D.C.
APRIL 22, 2020

HONG KONG EXCERPTS

SECRETARY POMPEO:

First, we commented on what’s taking place in Hong Kong, where amidst increased efforts by Beijing to erode autonomy, law enforcement authorities have arrested pro-democracy activists, including 81-year-old Martin Lee. We’ve always said that China has an obligation to live up to its promises, its obligation – as I was speaking about the virus earlier – to live up to the rules that it put in place and it signed off on. We’d ask them to continue to do that here.