U.S. Department of State
Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC Andrea Mitchell Reports
ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE
FEBRUARY 1, 2021
HONG KONG EXCERPTS
QUESTION: Should the U.S. join Britain in opening its doors to refugees fleeing the political repression in Hong Kong?
SECRETARY BLINKEN: I believe we should. We’ve seen China act egregiously to undermine the very commitments it made during the handover of Hong Kong to – from Britain. And we see people who are, again, in Hong Kong standing up for their own rights, the rights that they felt were guaranteed to them. And if they are being – if they’re the victims of repression from Chinese authorities, we should do something to give them haven.