US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is the biggest national security challenge facing the United States and the administration of US President Donald Trump is pushing back against China “on all fronts.”
Speaking in a radio interview on Wednesday, Pompeo said Washington was engaged in a “multi-pronged effort … to convince Beijing to behave like a “normal nation.”
The top US diplomat told the Brian Kilmeade Show that China’s stealing of intellectual property has cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars.
“It is a multipronged effort on behalf of all of the United States Government, at the President’s direction, to convince China to behave like a normal nation on commerce and with respect to the rules of international law,” he said.
Pompeo also told the Laura Ingraham Show that “China is probably, over the long term, the biggest challenge, national security challenge that faces our country.”
“This is the…