Remarks by Ambassador Atul Keshap, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (Hong Kong Excerpts)

U.S. Department of State

Ambassador Keshap Discusses the Indo-Pacific Strategy and U.S. Priorities for the East Asia Summit at the CSIS Asian Architecture Conference 2020

REMARKS
AMBASSADOR ATUL KESHAP, PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY
BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS
CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ASIAN ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE 2020
VIRTUAL
NOVEMBER 10, 2020

HONG KONG EXCERPTS

Hong Kong, Tibet, Xinjiang

We will also raise our concerns about Beijing’s actions in Hong Kong, Tibet,  Xinjiang, and elsewhere in China. Beijing has broken its promises to the people of Hong Kong.  Any erosion of confidence in the rule of law or protection of rights has significant international impacts.

We will continue to call out Beijing’s repression of Uyghurs and members of other Muslim and ethnic minority groups in Xinjiang.

The global community is calling on the PRC to end its inhumane campaign of repression in Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Tibet, and elsewhere in China.