Mike Pompeo attacks China and says ‘we stand with Australia’ – video

Posted by on May 21, 2020 1:40 am
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The US secretary of state criticises China’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, while backing Australia’s push for an investigation into the origins of Covid-19. In a media address, Mike Pompeo attacks the Chinese Communist party, declaring it ‘ideologically and politically hostile to free nations’. His comments come after China slapped 80% tariffs on Australian barley exports and continue similar rhetoric from the Trump administration that is increasingly critical of Beijing

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