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Pompeo calls China’s Communist Party ‘the central threat of our times’

LONDON — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls China’s ruling Communist Party “the central threat of our times” that challenges Western principles.

“The Chinese Communist Party presents the central threat of our times,” Washington’s top diplomat says today at a joint appearance with Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

He adds that Western allies must “ensure that the next century is governed by these Western democratic principles.”

— AFP

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at an event with Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab (unseen) at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in London on January 30, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool/AFP)
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