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Pompeo ends 5 cultural exchange travel programs with China

12/08/2020| 2:04:30 PM|

These programs are conducted under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act and allow U.S. government employees to travel using foreign government funds.

The US State Department has ended five exchange programs with China, calling them “soft power propaganda tools” of the Chinese government.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a Friday statement that the department is terminating the Policymakers Educational China Trip Program, the U.S.-China Friendship Program, the U.S.-China Leadership Exchange Program, and the U.S.-China Transpacific Exchange Program and the Hong Kong Educational and Cultural Program.

These programs, according to Pompeo, are conducted under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act (MECEA), and allow U.S. government employees to travel using foreign government funds.

Pompeo announced the change with less than two months left in President Donald Trump’s administration, and amid strained relations between the two countries over trading practices and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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