According to Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, if the Chinese authorities attempt to interfere in the work of the American media in Hong Kong, it will be seen as interference in its autonomy, which may lead to a revision of Washington’s views on agreement with Beijing on the status of Hong Kong.
“I Recently announced that the Chinese authorities threatened to intervene in the work of American journalists in Hong Kong. These journalists represent a free press, and propaganda resources. Their valuable reports to inform citizens of China and the whole world”, – quotes the words Pompeo press service of the state Department.
Pompeo stressed that any decision of Beijing, which affects the autonomy and freedom of Hong Kong will inevitably affect the evaluation by Washington of the Sino-British joint Declaration.