Mike Pompeo Urges “Free And Fair” Hong Kong Vote After China Warning
NDTV News reports “US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged free elections in Hong Kong after China said pro-democracy parties’ primaries may have breached a tough new security law.”
“Congratulations to Hong Kong’s pan-democrats for a successful primary. The Legislative Council election in September should be equally free and fair,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter.
In an accompanying statement, Pompeo said the participation of more than 600,000 Hong Kongers in the primary showed “their desire to make their voices heard in the face of the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to suffocate the territory’s freedoms.”