US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described the Chinese leadership as a “growing challenge” for the United States and “all free people”, DPA reported.
“We all need to be vigilant about the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party to our way of life,” Pompeo said during the first virtual conference of the American Jewish Committee.
Tensions between the United States and China are rising amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pompeo and other US officials have accused China of covering up the spread of the infection, which originated in the city of Wuhan late last year.
The US Secretary of State is also leading US efforts against Chinese actions against Hong Kong.
Pompeo plans to meet with Chinese government officials in Hawaii this week, Politico and CNN reported.