China is coming under increasing pressure over probe into the origins of the COVID-19, even as scientists are demanding more clarity.
Ex-US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, wife asked staff to make reservations, take care of dog: Report
Then-president Donald Trump last year fired the State Department's inspector general on behalf of Pompeo after the internal watchdog began reviewing the complaint.
Xu Guixiang, a spokesperson for Xinjiang's Communist Party, spoke at a tightly controlled media briefing, the latest in a Chinese effort to counter Western accusations of rights abuses in the region.
Beijing slapped travel bans and business restrictions on Trump's secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, national security adviser Robert O'Brien and UN ambassador, Kelly Craft.
In a statement published on the US State Department's website on Tuesday, Pompeo implicated some countries as 'terror hubs', drawing criticism from several quarters.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been due to make a final official visit to Europe while Kelly Clark, Washington's UN envoy, was set to land in Taiwan on Wednesday afternoon.
Taiwan is a sensitive issue for China's ruling Communist Party, which considers the self-governing island of 23.6 million people a renegade province.
A commentary posted online by CGTN called US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement 'a cowardly act of sabotage'.
The move on Taiwan is likely to anger China and increase tensions between Washington and Beijing as the Trump administration enters its final days ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden as president.
The signatories include Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Congress members Brendan F Boyle, Debbie Dingell, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mary Gay Scanlon, and David Trone.
India has called the remarks by foreign leaders and politicians on protests by farmers as "ill-informed" and "unwarranted", asserting that the matter pertains to its internal affairs.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that nations of the world should demand transparency from Beijing about the origin and spread of the pandemic.
According to a CNN report as per his initial schedule, Pompeo was slated to meet President-elect Joe Biden's pick to succeed him, Antony Blinken, on Thursday for the first time.
Pompeo made the comments on Wednesday during his virtual address to the Georgia Institute of Technology in a special speech.
The US state department, however, designated Pakistan and China as Countries of Particular Concern (CPCs) among 10 countries, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said.