Pompeo: We will protect Hong Kong pro-democracy activists in exile

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged Tuesday to protect pro-democracy activists who fled Hong Kong and criticized China after announcing Informing her that the police have ordered the arrest of a number of them abroad.

The United States condemns the Communist Party of China (CPC) attempt to pursue pro-democracy activists based outside China, including in the United States. We stand for freedom," tweeted Pompeo.

"The Communist Party of China cannot bear to think its people freely and seek to extend its control more and more outside the borders of China," he said in a statement.

"The United States and other free nations will continue to protect our people from the long arm of Beijing's domination," he added.

Chinese media reported Friday evening that Hong Kong police had ordered the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile suspected of violating the new law About security.

One of them, Samuel Shaw, who chairs the Washington-based Hong Kong Democratic Council, wrote to Twitter that he was an American citizen 25 years ago.

The most famous person is Nathan Law, 27, who recently fled Hong Kong to Britain.

Hong Kong police declined to comment on the charges.

In June, China adopted a controversial law on national security in the former British colony. In an atmosphere of intense tension between the two countries, Washington strongly condemned the new law President Donald Trump signed a law imposing sanctions on Hong Kong's repressors.