• China to sanction Lockheed Martin over Taiwan arms sales

    China to sanction Lockheed Martin over Taiwan arms sales

    China will impose sanctions on US defense contractor Lockheed Martin over its involvement in arms sales to Taiwan, it announced Tuesday. “China firmly opposes US arms sales to Taiwan. We will impose sanctions on the main contractor of this arms sale, Lockheed Martin,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a press conference without …
  • U.S. Rejects ‘Most’ of China’s Maritime Claims Over South China Sea

    U.S. Rejects ‘Most’ of China’s Maritime Claims Over South China Sea

    The U.S. formally rejected “most” of China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea on Monday in the latest escalation of tension between the rival nations. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the decision a “strengthening of U.S. policy,” saying in a statement that “Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South …
  • Sec. Mike Pompeo: US could ban TikTok

    Sec. Mike Pompeo: US could ban TikTok

    “It’s something we’re looking at,” said Pompeo. he United States is looking at the possibility of banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked about it in an interview with FOX News. “It’s something we’re looking at,” said Pompeo. It is the latest controversy involving China which includes increasing U.S.-China …
  • China to ramp up farm goods purchases after Hawaii summit with Pompeo

    China to ramp up farm goods purchases after Hawaii summit with Pompeo

    China will speed up its purchases of American farm goods under its trade deal with the US following a summit between the two countries, a new report says. Beijing plans to ramp up purchase of products such as soybeans, corn and ethanol after the coronavirus crisis caused purchases to fall behind, according to Bloomberg News. …
  • Mike Pompeo rips HSBC for cozying up to China

    Mike Pompeo rips HSBC for cozying up to China

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at British bank HSBC for backing the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to crack down on Hong Kong’s autonomy. In a Tuesday statement, Pompeo slammed HSBC Asia-Pacific executive Peter Wong’s decision to sign a petition in support of Beijing’s law imposing security restrictions on Hong Kong. The Trump administration …
  • Pride, Humility, and America’s Dedication to Human Rights

    Pride, Humility, and America’s Dedication to Human Rights

    The callous taking of George Floyd’s life has provoked both peaceful protests and violent rioting in American cities. The turmoil in our streets underscores the essential importance of a criminal justice system rooted in the rule of law and of a free press that reports accurately on the actions of citizens and government officials. The …
  • Trump Admin. to End Waivers that Allow Some Foreign Businesses to Work on Iranian Nuclear Sites

    Trump Admin. to End Waivers that Allow Some Foreign Businesses to Work on Iranian Nuclear Sites

    The Trump administration is planning to end waivers that allow certain foreign businesses to work at Iranian nuclear facilities, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. The waivers, which were included in U.S. sanctions placed on Iran in 2015, allow certain Russian and Chinese companies to conduct business at Iranian nuclear sites. Operations covered by the waivers …
  • Pompeo Tells Congress Hong Kong Is Effectively ‘No Longer Autonomous’

    Pompeo Tells Congress Hong Kong Is Effectively ‘No Longer Autonomous’

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday told Congress that the city of Hong Kong is effectively no longer an “autonomous” entity. “The State Department is required by the Hong Kong Policy Act to assess the autonomy of the territory from China,” Pompeo wrote in a statement. “I certified to Congress today that Hong Kong …
  • ‘A Man Who Was Criminally Prosecuted’: Pompeo Accuses Dem Senator Menendez of Stoking Corruption Rumors

    ‘A Man Who Was Criminally Prosecuted’: Pompeo Accuses Dem Senator Menendez of Stoking Corruption Rumors

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday defended the firing of the State Department’s inspector general and took aim at Democrats investigating him over the decision, singling out Senator Robert Menendez for particularly harsh criticism. President Trump fired Inspector General Steve Linick on Friday at Pompeo’s recommendation, saying in a letter to House Speaker Nancy …
  • Pompeo Warns China against Interfering with U.S. Reporters in Hong Kong

    Pompeo Warns China against Interfering with U.S. Reporters in Hong Kong

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday warned China against interfering with the work of American reporters in Hong Kong, following China’s expulsion of several U.S. reporters from the mainland. “It has recently come to my attention that the Chinese government has threatened to interfere with the work of American journalists in Hong Kong. These …