US Senate passes Hong Kong rights bill backing protesters, angers Beijing

US Senate passes Hong Kong rights bill backing protesters, angers Beijing

The US Senate, in a unanimous vote, passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid a crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement. China condemned the passage of the Act. Following the voice vote, the two chambers will have to work out their differences before any legislation can be sent to President Trump for his consideration.

Sandra
Sandra
Alex B
Alex B 3 months

I'm disappointed in my country's hesitation to support the Hong Kong protests. They want freedom.

Seed
Seed 3 months

China: *meddles heavily in the corporate and political world of the United States* U.S.: *"meddles" in Hong Kong* China: Hey! Who do you think you are, meddling in our affairs?

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 3 months

Hong Kong is just scratching the surface of China's human rights abuses. (expand comment) labour camps https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/article-documentary-reveals-the-man-behind-the-sos-letter-from-chinas/ organ harvesting and the way they are treating the Muslim population.

porcus
porcus 3 months

Banning police equipment sales does not really do much for Hong Kong; the police have the equipment they need already. It's a challenge to the CCP, which has responded to that, but the bill doesn't really have much teeth to it. Congress is largely unwilling to do much about the issue.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 3 months

More tariffs? They have been terrifically effective so far.

Seekster
Seekster 3 months

A token gesture but better than nothing.

Doge TV
Doge TV 3 months

World War 3 when?

FirstCensorshipThenJail
FirstCensorshipThenJail 3 months

One country and two systems. 1 is not 5. So is the Chinese Communist Party now saying they want two countries? Because this is how you end up with two countries.

white cis male monster!
white cis male monster! 3 months

There is little the US can do to influence China on this issue. From what I have seen the Chinese authorities have been very soft on the protesters considering their history reacting to descent. I would imagine having the world watching has made them a little more self conscious.

porcus
porcus 3 months

Spam. This non-story about non-support for Hong Kong keeps popping up, like mushrooms in feces.

AdamsAudiVlog
AdamsAudiVlog 3 months

So interesting they care about this and pretend like the Wallstreet protesters who were abused don't matter or didn't exist. We are such an arrogant hypocritic nation.

Jane
Jane 3 months

Gitmo? Arm and equip in Syria? Timber Sycamore? Arms deals to Saudi who use US mfg arms to kill innocent Yemenis? Creating of a failed state in Libya as well but sure lets call China out...

neptune1bond
neptune1bond 3 months

This is so horribly sad. I wish we could do so much more. It does matter that the government is actually taking a stance on the issue, but I wish there was more than that.

Evolved Ape
Evolved Ape 3 months

People who are saying the US is unwilling to do much for the protestors, what do you wish the US government do?

Noobs
Noobs 3 months

An ultimatum should be declared. Leave hong kong alone, or war. Like we did against nazi expansion.

Raymond M Hein Jr
Raymond M Hein Jr 3 months

were was Congress when the Indians needed help when oil companies were putting pipelines on there land

Jim Boi
Jim Boi 3 months

FREE HONG KONG! 🇭🇰

Rubberbucket
Rubberbucket 3 months

When?

Rick “stretch” Clark
Rick “stretch” Clark 3 months

"US", the corporation, "to punish China", another corporation...😒

porcus
porcus 3 months

It's a token gesture and pretty pointless at that.

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