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

U.S. Department of State

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At a Press Availability

REMARKS TO THE PRESS
MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE

PRESS BRIEFING ROOM
WASHINGTON, D.C.
APRIL 29, 2020

HONG KONG EXCERPTS

SECRETARY POMPEO:

I talked about this a little bit last week. We continue to monitor with growing concern Beijing’s increasing efforts to interfere with Hong Kong’s governance. The erosion of Hong Kong’s freedoms is inconsistent with the promises that the Chinese Communist Party itself made under One Country, Two Systems. Any effort to impose draconian national security legislation on Hong Kong would be inconsistent with Beijing’s promises, and would impact American interests there.