Washington, September 2
Hoping for a peaceable decision of the scenario on the India-China border, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday asserted that the Communist Party of China is engaged in a “clear and intensive intensifying pattern of bullying” its neighbours from the Taiwan Strait to the Himalayas.
That bullying can also be evident within the South China Sea, he informed reporters on the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department.
“We are hoping for a peaceful resolution of the situation on the India-China border. From the Taiwan Strait to the Himalayas and beyond, the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in a clear and intensive intensifying pattern of bullying its neighbours,” Pompeo mentioned.
“Last week, the US imposed sanctions and visa restrictions on Chinese individuals and entities responsible for the CPC’s imperialism and doing things such as unlawful energy surveillance activities in the economic zones of our ally the Philippines and other countries,” he mentioned.
The US, he mentioned, additionally stays involved concerning the actions of greater than 300 Chinese flag vessels close to the Galapagos that are virtually actually engaged in unlawful fishing.
The Galapagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago within the Pacific Ocean. It is a province of Ecuador.
“In light of this maritime lawlessness, it is no surprise that Beijing’s candidate in the international tribunal for the law of the sea election last week received more abstentions than any other candidate,” he mentioned.
China is probably the most flagrant violator of the Law of the Sea conference and nations all the world over are registering their disapproval, the highest US diplomat mentioned.
“We are also concerned about the Chinese actions… in light of the General Secretary (President Xi Jinping’s) recent calls on Tibetan Buddhism and fight split. We continue to call upon Beijing to enter into a dialogue with the Dalai Lama or his representatives without preconditions to reach a settlement…” Pompeo mentioned.
Next week, Pompeo is scheduled to have a sequence of digital conferences together with his counterparts from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Indo-Pacific international locations. In addition to bilateral and regional points, Pompeo mentioned that he may also increase how the Trump administration is restoring reciprocity to the US-China relationship.
“For years, the Chinese Communist Party has imposed important obstacles on American diplomats working contained in the PRC (People’s Republic of China).
“Specifically the Chinese Communist Party has implemented a system of opaque approval process which is designed to prevent American diplomats from conducting regular business, attending events, securing meetings, and connecting with the Chinese people, especially on university campuses and via the press and social media,” he mentioned.
The Secretary of State mentioned that the State Department has established a mechanism requiring approval for senior Chinese diplomats within the US to go to college campuses and to satisfy with the native authorities officers.
“Cultural events with groups larger than 50 people hosted by the Chinese embassy and consular outside our missions will also require our approval. Additionally, we are taking further steps to ensure that all official PRC embassy and consular social media accounts are properly identified as the Chinese government accounts,” he added. — PTI