Chinese State-Run Media Attack Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Over the weekend, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV attacked U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo using unusually harsh language and obscenities to assault his character. The paper compared him to a gambler with red eyes.

Pompeo has faced outspoken criticism from Beijing in the past, often following his outspoken criticism of the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses and suppression of religious freedom.

It follows Pompeo’s statements last week when he said, “Taiwan has never been a part of China.”

The communist regime has staunchly claimed Taiwan as its territory and has threatened to use force against the island.