Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on China to respect the rights of demonstrators in Hong Kong and fulfill their commitment to the principle of one state with two government systems.
“President Trump captured this, I think, perfectly across the weekend when he said we support democracy, we support liberty,” Pompeo told CBS.
He added that the protest have to be peaceful, and the Chinese government has to respect their right to speak out.
“China needs to fulfil its promises. One of the challenges in the trade deal is you have to make sure that China actually lives up to the commitments that it would make. In Hong Kong, this Chinese government made a promise that it has a central understanding that there'd be one country, two systems and they need to live up to that promise,” he said.