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Pompeo and EU Aim New Provocation against China

June 11, 2020 (EIRNS)—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will address the June 18-19 Copenhagen Democracy Summit next week, which will be attended by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong. This all on the invitation of EU Commission Vice President for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova (Czech Republic), who gave a speech today attacking China and Russia as the sources of “fake news,” under cover of EU coronavirus solidarity. Tsai will give a 10-minute recorded speech to the summit, scheduled for June 19. Wong is supposed to speak on June 18.

Pompeo will address the topic “China and the Challenge To Free Societies,” also scheduled for June 19. This is obviously a direct intervention into the European situation where there is still considerable support for cooperating with China on many issues. It is also a fact that Taiwan played a very active role, together with the United States, in the riots in Hong Kong.

Other leading speakers include U.S. former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and John Kerry, former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen; and numerous individuals from the International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute, the two pillars of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the official U.S. regime-change outfit; other speakers are from something called the “European Endowment for Democracy.”

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