The time has come to respond to China's challenges: Pompeo

By : Samarjeet Singh  |  Updated On : 17 Jul, 2020

The time has come to respond to China's challenges: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the time has come for the world to respond to the challenges being presented by the Communist Party of China. Pompeo said" Chinese government knew about the coronavirus spreading from person to person long before it was revealed to the world.

Pompeo said in an interview to Fox News' Bill Hemmer on Thursday "Not only in Southeast Asia but in Asia, countries in Europe know about the challenges being presented by the Communist Party of China, The US too did not notice it for a long time.

He said, "I believe all of them did the same and I think now they all have come to a joint conclusion that the time has come to correct it."

"It is imperative for those who love democracy and freedom in the world to respond to the challenges presented by the Communist Party of China," Pompeo said.

He said that for 40 consecutive years the US administration kept looking the other way and gave China an opportunity to take advantage of the US. He said President Donald Trump said, "no more now."