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US-China tensions

China has no true allies, Pompeo adviser Miles Yu says

US eyes 'alliance of democracies' to counter Beijing

Pro-Beijing supporters at a rally underneath the Tsim Sha Tsui clock tower sing and wave Chinese national flags in Hong Kong during the protests of 2019.    © Reuters

NEW YORK -- In a rare public appearance, Miles Yu, the Chinese-born policy adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, rejected Chinese President Xi Jinping's stand for multilateralism at the United Nations General Assembly and said China had no real friends.

"Shared values -- that's the foundation for multilateralism," Yu said Tuesday in an online discussion on Hong Kong hosted by the Canadian think tank Macdonald-Laurier Institute. He noted that an "alliance of democracies" was forming to counter China's threat, but the same cannot be said for countries rallying around Beijing.

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