Pompeo warns China over alleged interference in US reporting in Hong Kong

Pompeo warns China over alleged interference in US reporting in Hong Kong
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Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoMurkowski, Mattis criticism ratchets up pressure on GOP over Trump Pepper spray fired during Tiananmen Square memorial in Hong Kong The Hill's 12:30 Report: NYT publishes controversial Tom Cotton op-ed MORE issued a warning Sunday to China over allegations that the Chinese government threatened to interfere with American journalists reporting in Hong Kong. 

Pompeo said any decision of the Chinese government to impact Hong Kong’s autonomy would impact the U.S.’s assessment of the status of the territory. 

It has recently come to my attention that the Chinese government has threatened to interfere with the work of American journalists in Hong Kong. These journalists are members of a free press, not propaganda cadres, and their valuable reporting informs Chinese citizens and the world,” Pompeo said in a statement. 

“Any decision impinging on Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms as guaranteed under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law would inevitably impact our assessment of One Country, Two Systems and the status of the territory,” he added

In March, China expelled U.S. journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.