Pompeo to Make Major Policy Address on China at Nixon Library


YORBA LINDA (CNS) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to make a major policy address on U.S.-China relations today at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda.

The State Department is describing the address as a speech on “Communist China and the future of the free world.''

The speech will come two days after the U.S. government ordered the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston by Friday.

“We are setting out clear expectations for how the Chinese Communist Party is going to behave, and when they don't, we're going to take actions that protect the American people, protect our security, our national security, and also protect our economy and jobs,'' Pompeo said Wednesday at a news availability in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Pompeo met with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen Wednesday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, China and other matters. He also met with Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Education Jenis av Rana of the Faroe Islands, a self-governing archipelago that forms part of Denmark; and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Energy Steen Lyngeof Greenland, an autonomous territory within Denmark, to discuss opportunities for closer cooperation between the United States and Denmark in key areas of mutual concern.

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