President Donald Trump will take action shortly on Chinese software companies that are feeding data directly to the Beijing government, posing a risk to US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday."President Trump has said 'enough' and we're going to fix it and so he will take action in the coming days with respect to a broad array of national security risks that are presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party," Pompeo said on Fox News Channel''s "Sunday Morning Futures."
It is both sad and dangerous that John Bolton s final public role is that of a traitor who damaged America by violating his sacred trust with its people, the Secretary of State said. I was in the room too, Pompeo claimed, and disputed accounts of the administration s many consequential decisions by Trump s former National Security Adviser (NSA).Authorship of this White House memoir is, without doubt, Bolton s last public rite. Nobody in any future American administration will tap him for any job in the Beltway after the crushing damage the book has done to his boss and many of those who were around Trump in the years since the 2016 presidential campaign, and others who still play musical chairs in his presidency.
Pompeo, however, insisted that tackling China is very unlike the containment of Soviet Union . It is about a complex new challenge that we ve never faced before. The USSR was closed off from the free world. Communist China is already within our borders .Both propositions are of consequence to India, writes C Raja Mohan in his latest column in The Indian Express.
Both propositions are of consequence to India. For, they signal the breakdown of the relationship between the world s two most important powers that has shaped Asian geopolitics and the global economy in the last five decades. They also reflect on the need to create new frameworks to cope with emerging global challenges. That one of those powers, China, is a large neighbour of India and the other, America, is India s most important partner makes the new context rather different from the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union.Pompeo has drawn attention to the unique nature of contemporary Chinese political structure the so called party state. In China, the Chinese Communist Party dominates the state organs, including the army. Hence Pompeo s references to the CCP regime in China.
In a statement on Monday, Pompeo denounced China;s claims on the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, saying Beijing had ;no legal grounds to unilaterally impose its will on the region;, the BBC reported.He said the US, which has previously said it does not take sides in territorial disputes, rejected China ''s claims to waters off Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attempted to lure investors from across the globe to India, saying that India has opportunities and is a nation that investors can trust. Speaking at India Ideas Summit, hosted by the US India Business Council, PM Modi said that for the first time ever in India, there are more rural internet users than urban internet users. At the same event, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo commended India saying that it is a nation that can be trusted and can attract global supply chains. Read MoreLive BlogHighlights16:30 (IST)23 Jul 2020Sensex, Nifty close at levels last seen in first week of March; top factors that moved D StreetSensex and Nifty after a brief pause yesterday, were seen continuing their rally today. After a volatile opening session, domestic benchmark indices gained and ended at levels that were last seen during the first week of March. S amp;P BSE Sensex gained 269 points or 0.71% to reach 38,140 points while the NSE Nifty 50 ended above the 11,200 mark. Asian equity markets were mixed with Shanghai Composite slipping into the red while Hang Seng gained. Analysts say that domestic markets are being fueled by liquidity and any fall in stock markets may be short lived.Read full story
U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told a group of British lawmakers that China had bought" the head of the World Health Organization, according to people familiar with the matter.At a private meeting in London on Tuesday, Pompeo said there was firm intelligence to show that a deal had been done to get Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus the job of WHO director general and that this had resulted in the deaths of U.K. citizens from coronavirus, the people said.
The theme for this year;s India Ideas Summit is #8216;Building a Better Future;, a statement from the Prime Minister;s Office said on Tuesday. The summit will feature high level presence from Indian and US government policymakers, state level officials, and thought leaders from business and society, it pointed out.Other key speakers at the summit include External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,Senator of Virginia and co chair of Senate India Caucus Mark Warner,former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley,among others. "The summit will witness discussions on areas including India US cooperation and future of the relation between the two counties in a post pandemic world, " the statement said.
;India has been a great partner. They are an important partner of ours. I have a great relationship with my foreign minister counterpart. We talk frequently about a broad range of issues. We talked about the conflict they had along their border with China,; Pompeo said in Washington. "You saw their(India) decision to ban many Chinese software firms from operating software on mobile phones in their country, " he added.
The two countries have been working quietly to step up information sharing amid the tense military standoff between Indian and Chinese troops it has been on for 11 weeks now along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh.After US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo spoke to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in the third week of June, at least two high level phone conversations, key to this cooperation, have taken place.
The Department has extensive, credible information that Kadyrov is responsible for numerous gross violations of human rights dating back more than a decade, including torture and extrajudicial killings, said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a statement Monday.Under the measures, Kadyrov and his family will be banned from traveling to the United States.
Pompeo, Johnson and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab discussed topics including secure 5G telecommunications, recovery from the COVID 19 pandemic and continuing negotiations on a U.S. UK free trade agreement.Pompeo called discussions candid, emphasizing the strength of the U.K. s relationship with the U.S.
Over the past several weeks, the senior members of the Trump administration has come out in strong support of India against China;s aggression along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. "He (Trump) said I love the people of India and I love the people of China and I want to do everything possible to keep the peace for the people, " White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters at a news conference here on Thursday.She was responding to a question on Trump ''s message to India, which recently had a violent standoff with China in eastern Ladakh along the LAC in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.The Chinese military also suffered casualties but it is yet to give out the details. According to an American intelligence report, the number of casualties on the Chinese side was 35.Welcoming the White House statement, Al Mason, co chair of the Trump Victory Indian American Finance Committee, said that unlike his predecessor, President Trump has come out openly in support of India. "Most of the Indian Americans have observed that every earlier president - be it a Democrat or Republican, like Bill Clinton or Bush Senior or Bush Jr or Barack Obama have been very scared to side with India openly, for fear of hurting China. "Only President Trump has had the courage to say that I love India, America respects India. US stands with India - and that also, to over one billion Indians in India at the Namaste Trump rally held in India, and that too near India ''s neighbour China, " Mason said in a statement. "And he is consistent in his love for India and Indian Americans, " he added.Earlier on Thursday, White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow described India as a great ally, saying President Trump is a great friend of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said India has been a great partner of the US. "India has been a great partner. They are an important partner of ours. I have a great relationship with my foreign minister counterpart. We talked frequently about a broad range of issues. "We talked about the conflict they had along the border with China. We 've talked about the risk that emanates from the Chinese telecommunication infrastructure there, " Pompeo told reporters in response to a question.Travelling in Europe, US National Security Advisor Robert O 'Brien told reporters that China has been very aggressive with India.O 'Brien said that India is a democracy and is a great friend of the United States. Prime Minister "Modi and President Trump have a super relationship, " he said. "In fact, it was the last foreign trip that I took with the president before the COVID 19 crisis hit, was to India, and we had a great reception of the Indian people there. We have a lot in common with them, we speak English, we 're democracies. We 've got a growing, very strong relationship with India, " O 'Brien said.
The two day virtual summit, organised by top advocacy group US India Business Council (USIBC), would be held on July 21 22. The summit will bring together senior officials from the Government of India and the US administration who are setting the post pandemic recovery agenda.This year''s line up includes US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Minister for External Affairs S Jaishankar, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Railways Piyush Goyal, Deputy Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Eric Hargan, US Senator of Virginia Mark Warner, US Representative of California Ami Bera, Ambassador Kenneth Juster and many others.
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NEW DELHI: The pushback against China''s aggressive moves against its neighbours seems to be gathering steam with countries like the US looking at economic measures to persuade Beijing to rethink its steps.On Monday, a week after India banned 59 Chinese apps, including the popular short form video platform TikTok, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hinted that the US may also consider a similar move. In an interview to Fox News late on Monday, Pompeo said he and President Donald Trump were taking a serious look at the matter.
"We welcome India''s ban on certain mobile apps that serves as an appendage of the CCP''s (Chinese Communist Party) surveillance State," Pompeo told reporters.