Overseas: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the Trump administration will work to prevent China from using telecommunications networks to access US private data amid growing concerns over its use. China's ire on such technology threatens US national security.

At a news conference in Washington, Mike Pompeo told reporters that the Trump administration would take steps to prevent China from using international telecommunications access to US citizens.

"This infrastructure for the next hundreds of years must be a communication infrastructure based on Western privacy and the protection of private citizens' information in a specific way, and that is not the case," he said. "The format in which the Chinese Communist Party software and hardware companies are involved." Translated by: Pang Kong