China in Focus (Sept. 2): Many Chinese People Irritated by CCP Spokesman Remarks

September 2, 2020 Updated: September 4, 2020

China’s agriculture has been hit hard by floods, drought, and a locust plague. Now a plant-based disease is wreaking havoc on the country’s wheat crops.

Hong Kong police are making a new round of arrests this Wednesday. And in the United States, young New Yorkers show their support for their Hong Kong peers.

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson is facing backlash from Chinese netizens after a speech he gave last week that was intended for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The result? Many Chinese citizens were irritated.

Pompeo advances reciprocity for U.S.-China relations. He established new rules Chinese diplomats would have to follow. He also laid out a plan for universities in their dealings with China.

And the Department of Defense issued its yearly report to Congress. The 200-page report says China is looking to strengthen its overseas military presence, which could target Taiwan and beyond.

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