Addressing the “threat” China poses to the Quad Nations, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the country has deployed 60,000 troopers at its border with India. He conjointly said India “completely want the United States to be their ally and partner during this fight”.
The foreign ministers from the Indo-Pacific nations known as the QUAD group – the US, Japan, India, and Australia – met in Tokyo on Tuesday in what was their 1st in-person talks since the coronavirus pandemic began.
On his come back to the US, Pompeo gave 3 interviews during which he spoke of China’s “unhealthy behavior”, and said the “tide’s begun to flip”.
“I was with my foreign minister counterparts from India, Australia, and Japan… four big democracies, four powerful economies, four nations, every of whom has real risk related to the threats attempting to be imposed by the Chinese Communist Party. And they see it in their home countries too,” he said on The Guy Benson Show.
Pompeo met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in Tokyo on Tuesday and they underscored the requirement to work together to advance, peace, prosperity, and security within the Indo-Pacific and around the world. He described his meeting with Jaishankar as “productive.”
“They see, the people of their (Quad) nations understanding that we all slept on this for too long. For decades, the West allowed the Chinese Communist Party to run all over us. The previous administration bent a knee, too typically allowed China to steal our intellectual properties and also the numerous jobs that came together with it. They see that in their country too,” he said within the interview.
He then told Larry O’ Connor, “But they’ve all seen it, whether or not it’s the Indians, who are actually having a physical confrontation with the Chinese up in the Himalayas within the northeastern half of India, the Chinese have currently begun to amass huge forces against India in the north.”
He said the Quad countries were developing a group of policies to gift a resistance to the threats that China posed to every one of the four nations. “(India) absolutely need the United States to be their ally and partner during this fight,” he said.
“The globe has awakened. The tide’s begun to turn. And the United States beneath President Trump’s leadership has currently engineered out a coalition that will block against the threat and maintain good order, the rule of law, and the basic civic decency that comes from democracies controlling the planet and not authoritarian regimes,” he added.
In his third-interview with Fox News, Pompeo said that the US below the Trump administration has begun to build out all the edifice of the structure and therefore the allies and also the coalition to push back against China.
“We aim to safeguard the American people from the threat that the Chinese Communist Party poses,” he said.
Referring to his Quad ministerial meeting, Pompeo said that the 3 other countries Japan, India, and Australia were building out a coalition, build partners and allies around the planet who perceive the threat from the Chinese Communist Party in the identical way that “we do therefore that they’ll protect jobs here at home”.
“Look, they’ve stacked 60,000 soldiers against the Indians in the north. When the Australians had the temerity to raise for an investigation of the Wuhan virus and where it began, one thing that we grasp a ton regarding, the Chinese Communist Party threatened them. They bullied them,” Pompeo told Fox News.
“We need partners and friends. They’ll definitely attempt to react. But what the Chinese Communist Party had become aware of, frankly, for an awfully long time was watching America bend a knee, watching us turn the opposite cheek and appease them.
“That solely encouraged their bad behavior, their malign activity. Our chase away? they understand we’re serious concerning it. They’ve watched that we are visiting confront them and impose costs upon them. I am confident that this activity, over time, can change the nature of what the Chinese Communist Party tries to do to damage America,” he said.