Pompeo: Hong Kong Protesters Asking China Keep Its Word, China Needs to Do So

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that the protesters in Hong Kong are “seeking liberty” and asking that China keep its word, President Trump supports freedom and democracy, and China needs to keep its word.

Pompeo said, “What we know is this, in Hong Kong, these are protesters who are simply seeking liberty and freedom. They’re asking only that China uphold its commitment, the promise that it made, which was that there would be one country, but two systems, respecting Hong Kong in ways that were appropriate for the Hong Kong people. That’s what President Trump’s made clear. He’s said he is for liberty. He’s for democracy, and we hope that the Chinese government will respect that.”

He added that China has to “honor” the promises it has made to the people of Hong Kong.

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