U.S. Secretary of State accused Hong Kong of “no good reason” for election postponement August 2 at 2:51 p.m.
When the Hong Kong government announced that it would postpone parliamentary parliamentary elections by one year, U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo condemned the lack of good reason and expressed a sense of crisis, saying that “if the election is not held, Hong Kong will pursue its path to becoming a city in China.”
The Hong Kong government has announced that it will postpone its legislative elections scheduled for September by one year due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, but Democrats are strongly opposed to the decision in response to Beijing’s intention to prevent the pro-democracy surge.
“The United States condemns the Hong Kong government’s decision,” U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo said in a statement today. There is no good reason for the long-term postponement.”
On that basis, Mr. Pompeo said, “We urge the Hong Kong government to review its decisions. The election should reflect the will of the citizens, or Hong Kong will go on the road to becoming a city in China.”
The United States is wary of China’s increased control over Hong Kong, and the conflict has deepened, with President Trump signing a presidential decree last month to remove trade and other incentives that he has granted to Hong Kong.