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Germany: China's tactics 'horrifyingly familiar to former East Germans' - Pompeo

Germany, Berlin
November 08, 2019 at 14:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo argued that the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was "a fearful warning, not a cause for celebration," when speaking in the German capital on Friday.

Pompeo denounced China's "new vision of authoritarianism" and tactics, which he described as "horrifyingly familiar to former East Germans."

Commenting on Russia, the US secretary of state claimed that "Russia – led by a former KGB officer once stationed in Dresden ‒ invades its neighbours and slays political opponents."

"Free nations are in competition of values with those unfree nations," stated Pompeo.

Concluding his speech, Pompeo stressed the need to work together to defend what he called "hard-won freedoms," adding that "if you don't lead, if America doesn't lead, who will?"

Pompeo's speech will be followed by a discussion, which takes place within the framework of the Koerber Global Leaders Dialogue.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo argued that the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was "a fearful warning, not a cause for celebration," when speaking in the German capital on Friday.

Pompeo denounced China's "new vision of authoritarianism" and tactics, which he described as "horrifyingly familiar to former East Germans."

Commenting on Russia, the US secretary of state claimed that "Russia – led by a former KGB officer once stationed in Dresden ‒ invades its neighbours and slays political opponents."

"Free nations are in competition of values with those unfree nations," stated Pompeo.

Concluding his speech, Pompeo stressed the need to work together to defend what he called "hard-won freedoms," adding that "if you don't lead, if America doesn't lead, who will?"

Pompeo's speech will be followed by a discussion, which takes place within the framework of the Koerber Global Leaders Dialogue.

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