President Trump signs Hong Kong human rights bill

President Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 into Law at Mar-A-Lago where he is spending his Thanksgiving Holiday. The President had this to say on the matter:

Today, I have signed into law S. 1838, the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019” (the “Act”). The Act reaffirms and amends the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/102/s1731) , specifies United States policy towards Hong Kong, and directs assessment of the political developments in Hong Kong. Certain provisions of the Act would interfere with the exercise of the President’s constitutional authority to state the foreign policy of the United States. My Administration will treat each of the provisions of the Act consistently with the President’s constitutional authorities with respect to foreign relations.

 

 

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1 Response to President Trump signs Hong Kong human rights bill

  1. czarowniczy says:

    Here’s the issue: China doesn’t care.

    Hong Kong and Taiwan are different. Taiwan was an independent entity that everyone turned their backs on for the sake of cheap consumer goods. Hong Kong was a British colony basically stolen from Hong Kong and returned under a treaty with unification provisions all concerned agreed to.

    China claims Taiwan is a breakaway colony while Hong Kong is a breakaway colony and while the prospect of a bloody clash makes China hold back on Taiwan, Beijing is only holding off for fear of things getting too out of hand and the situation if they invade becoming an even bigger mess.

    Hong Kong’s spiraling out of control as far as Beijing’s concerned, the recent elections have affirmed the city’s clinging to self-rule and rejecting being absorbed into mainland China despite the treaties. The mainland doesn’t have the momentum to just up an invade even though they have the right. The mainland troops have been in position to go for months now, sall Beijing’s waiting for is the right spark.

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