Pompeo Urges Countries To Help Chinese Oppression Victims

Pompeo Urges Countries To Help Chinese Oppression Victims

Pompeo's recent trip took him to several countries with questionable records on press freedom.

Kazakhstan's foreign minister, Tleuberdi, commented that Kazakhstan and the U.S. are in the process of developing an expanded strategic partnership and added that the United States is one of the single-largest investors in the Kazakh economy. Just $5 a month.

"In America that's the greatness of our nation: Reporters like yourself get to ask me any question and all questions", he said.

During the talks, Mike Pmpeo conveyed greetings from the US. They were among the approximately 200 Americans who were transported back to the USA on a chartered flight arranged by the State Department last week.

"I always bring a big press contingent, but we ask for certain sets of behaviors, and that's simply telling the truth and being honest". "You get fair deals".

"Secretary Pompeo discussed a range of global and regional issues with Kazakhstan's elder statesman and praised the breadth and depth of the bilateral relationship begun under (Nursultan) Nazarbayev's leadership".

None of the five states - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - has publicly criticized China over Xinjiang.

Both Russia and China enjoy privileged interests in Central Asia, with Washington struggling to keep up in recent years. Governments unhappy with the media's coverage often label unfavorable reports "fake" and "lies" and pass laws that make journalism more hard and unsafe. He said the incident was "another example of how unhinged the media has become in its quest to hurt" President Donald Trump and his administration.

Reported by Qiao Long for RFA's Mandarin Service.

In late 2017, Kazakhstan enacted a series of amendments to the country's media law that critics argued would further limit the press' ability to operate.

"There was one person there to represent each of the five families", he said.

Last summer, a group of mostly women attacked an RFE/RL reporter arriving to cover a human rights conference in Kazakhstan.

Pompeo said that his actions send "a flawless message about press freedoms", but it seemed to undermine his message to the former Soviet states about increasing transparency and civil liberties.

Pompeo commended Uzbekistan for promoting stability in the region through its relations with Afghanistan, which include "trade, security, those that link Afghanistan", as well as by supporting U.S. policies in Afghanistan and the Afghan government of national unity as Trump plans to "reduce the American presence in Afghanistan".

After asking about the NPR incidents, Toleukhanova followed up with a simple question: "But what kind of message will it send?"

Pressed by Toleukhanova from Radio Azattyq on what message his attacks on NPR send, Pompeo doubled down, saying, "It's a ideal message". NPR said it stood by its journalist's reporting.

The Open Skies Agreement Open that was signed by the American and Kazakh governments on January 6 allows airlines to make commercial decisions based on market demand without intervention from government regulators.

Kazakhstan has come under some criticism for pressuring an activist who had campaigned for the release of ethnic Kazakhs in China.

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