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US Department of State: Designation of Additional PRC Propaganda Outlets as Foreign Missions
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US Department of State: Designation of Additional PRC Propaganda Outlets as Foreign Missions

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: Over the past decade, and particularly under General Secretary Xi Jinping’s tenure, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has asserted greater control over China’s state-backed propaganda outlets while trying to disguise them as independent news agencies.  General Secretary Xi himself has stated, “Party-owned media must. . . embody the party’s will, safeguard the party’s authority … their actions must be highly consistent with the party.”  While free media around the world are beholden to the truth, PRC media are beholden to the CCP.  Today, the United States is publicly recognizing that reality through these designations. Pursuant to authorities under the Foreign Missions Act, the State Department is issu...
The United States Further Restricts Huawei Access to U.S. Technology
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The United States Further Restricts Huawei Access to U.S. Technology

Washington, DC (STL.News)  Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of the US Department of State released the following statement: The Trump Administration sees Huawei for what it is – an arm of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) surveillance state – and we have taken action accordingly.  Today, our government enacted several measures to protect U.S. national security, our citizens’ privacy, and the integrity of our 5G infrastructure from Beijing’s malign influence. The Department of State strongly supports the Commerce Department’s expansion today of its Foreign Direct Product Rule, which will prevent Huawei from circumventing U.S. law through alternative chip production and provision of off-the-shelf (OTS) chips produced with tools acquired from the United States.  This measure follows the mor...
US Department of State: US Designates Individuals in Hong Kong for Curtailing Promised Freedoms
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US Department of State: US Designates Individuals in Hong Kong for Curtailing Promised Freedoms

Washington, DC (STL.News)  Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of the US Department of State released the following statement: The Chinese Communist Party has made clear that Hong Kong will never again enjoy the high degree of autonomy that Beijing itself promised to the Hong Kong people and the United Kingdom for 50 years.  President Trump has made clear that the United States will therefore treat Hong Kong as “one country, one system,” and take action against individuals who have crushed the Hong Kong people’s freedoms. Today, the United States designates 11 individuals pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13936.  These individuals include Carrie Lam, Teresa Cheng, Erick Tsang, Zheng Yanxiong, Eric Chan, John Lee Ka-chiu, and Chris Tang, for their roles in coercing, arresting, detaining, or imp...
US Department of State: Announcing the Clean Network to Safeguard America’s Assets
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US Department of State: Announcing the Clean Network to Safeguard America’s Assets

Washington, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of the US Department of State released the following statement: The Clean Network program is the Trump Administration’s comprehensive approach to guarding our citizens’ privacy and our companies’ most sensitive information from aggressive intrusions by malign actors, such as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).  Today, I am announcing the launch of five new lines of effort to protect America’s critical telecommunications and technology infrastructure. These programs are rooted in internationally accepted digital trust standards and built upon the 5G Clean Path initiative, announced on April 29, 2020, to secure data traveling on 5G networks into U.S. diplomatic facilities overseas and within the United States. The five new lines of eff...
US Department of State: On the Chinese Communist Party’s Extra-Territorial Authoritarianism
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US Department of State: On the Chinese Communist Party’s Extra-Territorial Authoritarianism

Washington, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of the US Department of State released the following statement: The Chinese Communist Party cannot tolerate the free thinking of its own people, and increasingly is trying to extend its reach outside China’s borders.  In the latest example, Chinese authorities have reportedly issued arrest warrants for six pro-democracy advocates resident outside of China, including a U.S. citizen.  The United States and other free nations will continue to protect our peoples from the long arm of Beijing’s authoritarianism. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
US Department of State: On Sanctioning Human Rights Abusers in Xinjiang, China
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US Department of State: On Sanctioning Human Rights Abusers in Xinjiang, China

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo released the following statement: The Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang, China against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities rank as the stain of the century.  The Trump Administration has led the world’s effort to impose tangible costs on the PRC’s continuous campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, intrusive surveillance, forced labor, forced population control, involuntary collection of biometric data, and genetic analyses targeted at these groups.  Today, we are continuing that record of principled action. On July 9, 2020, the United States designated Chen Quanguo, the current First Party Secretary of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), a paramilitary organization ...
US Department of State: On the President’s Announcement on Hong Kong
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US Department of State: On the President’s Announcement on Hong Kong

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo released the following statement: Over the past two weeks, the world has watched as the Chinese Communist Party smothers Hong Kong’s freedom.  In 1984, China promised the United Kingdom and the Hong Kong people in front of the world that it would keep Hong Kong free and open and maintain its high degree of autonomy until the year 2047.  With the draconian national security legislation that Beijing imposed on Hong Kong, which allows mainland China’s security services to operate with impunity in Hong Kong, China has broken that promise, as it has so many others. Last night, the President responded, including by taking steps to end U.S. preferential treatment for Hong Kong, terminate the territory’s benefits with regard to ...
Five Years of Injustice Following China’s 709 Crackdown
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Five Years of Injustice Following China’s 709 Crackdown

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Secretary Of State, Michael R. Pompeo released the following statement: On July 9, five years ago the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a nationwide offensive targeting hundreds of defense lawyers and human rights defenders for detention, interrogation, and politically motivated criminal charges.  The “709” crackdown, named for the date it began on July 9, 2015, was designed to intimidate a generation of lawyers and activists from representing or assisting anyone the CCP perceives as a threat to its absolute power.  It showed the world what it means to govern via “rule by law,” rather than a system based on the rule of law. This wave of repression continues, demonstrated by the secret trial and June 17 sentencing of Yu Wensheng for defending victims o...
On the CCP’s Orwellian Censorship of Hong Kong
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On the CCP’s Orwellian Censorship of Hong Kong

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Secretary Of State, Michael R. Pompeo released the following statement: The Chinese Communist Party’s destruction of free Hong Kong continues.? With the ink barely dry on the repressive National Security Law, local authorities – in an Orwellian move – have now established a central government national security office, started removing books critical of the CCP from library shelves, banned political slogans, and are now requiring schools to enforce censorship. Until now, Hong Kong flourished because it allowed free thinking and free speech, under an independent rule of law.?  No more.? The United States condemns Beijing’s repeated failure to live up to its obligations under the Sino-British Joint Declaration, and these latest assaults on the rights and free...
On Beijing’s Imposition of National Security Legislation on Hong Kong
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On Beijing’s Imposition of National Security Legislation on Hong Kong

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Secretary Of State, Michael R. Pompeo released the following statement: The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to impose draconian national security legislation on Hong Kong destroys the territory’s autonomy and one of China’s greatest achievements.  Hong Kong demonstrated to the world what a free Chinese people could achieve – one of the most successful economies and vibrant societies in the world.  But Beijing’s paranoia and fear of its own people’s aspirations have led it to eviscerate the very foundation of the territory’s success, turning “One Country, Two Systems” into “One Country, One System.” The CCP’s action demonstrates once again that Beijing’s commitments – in this case, the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law – are empty wo...
On China’s Threats to Impose Visa Restrictions on U.S. Officials
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On China’s Threats to Impose Visa Restrictions on U.S. Officials

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: The Chinese Communist Party’s crackdown on Hong Kong prompted the United States to retool its relationship with the territory.  The Chinese Communist Party’s threats to retaliate by restricting visas for U.S. citizens exposes once again how Beijing refuses to take responsibility for its own choices.  If China wants to regain the trust of Hong Kongers and the international community, it should honor the promises it made to the Hong Kong people and to the United Kingdom in the U.N.-registered 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
On the Chinese Communist Party’s Obscene Propaganda
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On the Chinese Communist Party’s Obscene Propaganda

Washington, DC (STL.News) – The US Department of State released the following statement: The Chinese Communist Party’s callous exploitation of the tragic death of George Floyd to justify its authoritarian denial of basic human dignity exposes its true colors yet again.  As with dictatorships throughout history, no lie is too obscene, so long as it serves the Party’s lust for power.  This laughable propaganda should not fool anyone. The contrast between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could not be more stark. In China, when a church burns, the attack was almost certainly directed by the CCP.  In America, when a church burns, the arsonists are punished by the government, and it is the government that brings fire trucks, water, aid, and comfort to the faithful. In ...