US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on Wednesday (local time) overshadowed the Chinese Communist Party and called for the release of Xu Xungun, who was detained by Chinese authorities for publishing articles criticizing Xi Jinping on the coronavirus epidemic Had taken.
“As happens with all undeclared, communist regimes, Beijing fears the free thinking of its own people more than any foreign enemy. We were deeply troubled this week to learn that the CCP had led Secretary-General Xi Jinping’s oppressive regime Detained Xu Zhanggun for criticizing and misunderstanding the CCP of the CVID-19 epidemic, “Pompeo.”
“He should be released. He was just telling the truth. It should be released as soon as possible, ”the US Secretary of State said.
According to media reports, Xu published an essay in February criticizing the policy of deception and censorship over the status of coronavirus in China.
Xu worked as a professor of law at Tsinghua University. He previously spoke against the 2018 abolition of the presidential limit.
The US Secretary of State said that the CCP has a huge credibility problem, adding: “They failed to tell the world the truth about the virus, and now hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have died. We need truth; We still need the truth. “
“We need to open up. We need to connect critically with scientists around the world. And they now say that they are going to allow the WHO to get in. This is great, but WHO needs to be independent to do its actual work. We need to make sure that there are the right people to be involved in this investigation, and we need real answers, not a real political solution. It is about science, not politics, and the Chinese Communist Party needs to come together with the world about this virus, ”Pompeo said.
The US Secretary of State also slammed China for its recent crackdown on Hong Kong.
“Beijing said that for 50 years they would give the people of Hong Kong” a higher level of autonomy. “And you all have seen what has happened after only 23 years – empty promises made to the people of Hong Kong and the world,” he said.
Pompeo commended Google, Facebook and Twitter for “refusing to surrender Hong Kong government user data”. “Other companies should follow them and do the same,” he said.
China’s decision to implement a national security law in Hong Kong has invited many to criticism, saying the move would erode its autonomy and also crush political dissent.
Report by hindustantimes.com