“I have never been more optimistic regarding the future possibilities of the India-U.S. relationship,” said U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun at the U.S.-India forum.
The United States has persistently drawn attention to the Chinese Communist Party’s egregious human rights abuses against Uighurs and members of other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang.
Hong Kong’s government banned a proposed march by the pro-democracy Civil Human Rights Front and deployed some 6,000 police to patrol the streets.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that nowhere in the world is religious freedom more fiercely under assault than in China.
Technology with surveillance capabilities is increasing exponentially and with it, the potential for it to be misused to violate human rights.
Peter Berkowitz, the Director of Policy Planning at the State Department, said there is a correlation between countries that protect religious freedom and those that respect other basic rights.
The United States is targeting the corrupt investment practices used by the People’s Republic of China to exploit the natural resources of nations around the globe, including in Cambodia.
President Donald Trump observed that the world is engaged in a great global struggle: “We have waged a fierce battle against the invisible enemy – the China virus – which has claimed countless lives in 188 countries.”
“The United States is committed to ASEAN centrality in the Indo-Pacific, and to supporting the prosperity of our ASEAN partners," said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Chinese workers, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Robert Destro said, “are treated as commodities, not as people.”
In September, the U.S. Government announced another measure taken to protect the United States from the Chinese Government’s exploitation.
The Mekong-U.S. Partnership is committed to the autonomy, economic independence, good governance, and sustainable growth of partner countries.