U.S. Department of State
On the Chinese Communist Party’s Extra-Territorial Authoritarianism
MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE
AUGUST 4, 2020
The Chinese Communist Party cannot tolerate the free thinking of its own people, and increasingly is trying to extend its reach outside China’s borders. In the latest example, Chinese authorities have reportedly issued arrest warrants for six pro-democracy advocates resident outside of China, including a U.S. citizen. The United States and other free nations will continue to protect our peoples from the long arm of Beijing’s authoritarianism.