Pompeo: China ‘a growing challenge to the US, Israel, all free people’

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters on Sept. 10, 2019, in the White House. Credit: Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks.

“Standing against bad actors is at the core of America’s values,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells AJC Virtual Global Forum 2020.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday expressed the need for Israel and the United States to confront the Chinese Communist Party.

Speaking in a video address to the American Jewish Committee Virtual Global Forum 2020 published online, Pompeo said that China is “a growing challenge to the United States, Israel, indeed to all free people”.

He warned that “Beijing’s opaque military buildup, reckless indifference to its internal obligations and disinformation campaigns endanger us all.”

“We all must be alert to the Chinese Communist Party’s threat to our way of life,” he added. “Standing against bad actors is at the core of America’s values. Both of our nations are rooted in respect for God-given rights, individual freedom and human equality.”

China currently has investments in the ports in Haifa and Ashdod, as well as in Israel’s high-tech sector. A Chinese firm owns Tnuva, Israel’s largest dairy producer.

(JNS).

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