Hong-Kong Protests


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Great news. It got the feel of end games about it

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However some defiant ones still about. But only three turned up with two "journalists"

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Even long hair with his message opposing the national security bill got no attention! (I'm not sure if he is still wearing Che tee shirt) lol

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But students still want to announce Hong Kong independence tomorrow! Lol

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Rettam Stacf

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Great news. It got the feel of end games about it

But students still want to announce Hong Kong independence tomorrow! Lol

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What do people don't understand about the simple framework of One-Country-Two-Systems ?

When the citizens of Hong Kong (and the rest of the world) respect One Country, China will respect Two Systems (for Hong Kong), not the other way around.
 

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Who's this bloke Scott Perry think he is? Authorising laws so POTUS can act on Hong Kong. Just like the Taiwan relations act, USA will use it at a later date to tell the world it is their right and obligation to act by "law"! Why do USA feel it's their right to get mixed up in other countries affairs "legally".

Perry Introduces Legislation Supporting Hong Kong’s Democracy and Freedom

Washington, May 22, 2020

Congressman Scott Perry (PA-10) introduced legislation to stand with the people of Hong Kong and support their fight for freedom and democracy.

“This week, the people of Hong Kong experienced the greatest attack on their freedoms and autonomy since 1997, with the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) introduction of a far-reaching national security law – which is nothing more than another attempt to oppress the citizens of Hong Kong in order to preserve CCP’s power in Beijing. China’s actions are wholly unacceptable, and violate the very foundation of the Sino-British Declaration and the “one party, two systems” principle. The CCP is breaking its own legal agreement, and my legislation, the Hong Kong Freedom Act, will authorize the United States government to respond. America will continue to support the people of Hong Kong and their quest for absolute freedom and democracy,” said Perry.

H.R. 6947 – the Hong Kong Freedom Act - authorizes the President of the United States to recognize Hong Kong as a separate, independent country.

During a meeting of the National People’s Congress in Beijing this week, the CCP proposed an expansive national security law for Hong Kong – to ban subversion of CCP power, secession, foreign influence, and terrorism. The law is the latest attack on Hong Kong’s independence by Mainland China, and a further erosion of Hong Kong’s freedoms and autonomy. Last year, Hong Kong experienced six months of mass protest over a bill that would’ve allowed for the arrest and extradition of Hong Kong residents and foreign visitors to Mainland China.

“An attack on Hong Kong’s freedoms is an attack on democracy and independence across the world. The United States cannot tolerate a further erosion of Hong Kong’s rights, and we’ll continue to lead the international community in condemning China’s actions,” said Perry.

Perry is a senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and serves on the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation. The Hong Kong Freedom Act awaits consideration by the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
 

Gatekeeper

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Someone was saying in another thread that the BBC is a trusted media outlet. Well here's a piece of news about China's proposed security law.

Noticed the BBC had six videos with this report. But not one is reserved for counter point which is what one would expect in a balanced journalism report.

Hong Kong: Pompeo condemns China’s law as ‘death knell’ for freedoms
  • 22 May 2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condemned China's plan to impose a new security law in Hong Kong, calling it a "death knell" for the city's freedoms.

Here's the link to the rest of the article and videos.

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PikeCowboy

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Who's this bloke Scott Perry think he is? Authorising laws so POTUS can act on Hong Kong. Just like the Taiwan relations act, USA will use it at a later date to tell the world it is their right and obligation to act by "law"! Why do USA feel it's their right to get mixed up in other countries affairs "legally".

Perry Introduces Legislation Supporting Hong Kong’s Democracy and Freedom

Washington, May 22, 2020

Congressman Scott Perry (PA-10) introduced legislation to stand with the people of Hong Kong and support their fight for freedom and democracy.

“This week, the people of Hong Kong experienced the greatest attack on their freedoms and autonomy since 1997, with the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) introduction of a far-reaching national security law – which is nothing more than another attempt to oppress the citizens of Hong Kong in order to preserve CCP’s power in Beijing. China’s actions are wholly unacceptable, and violate the very foundation of the Sino-British Declaration and the “one party, two systems” principle. The CCP is breaking its own legal agreement, and my legislation, the Hong Kong Freedom Act, will authorize the United States government to respond. America will continue to support the people of Hong Kong and their quest for absolute freedom and democracy,” said Perry.

H.R. 6947 – the Hong Kong Freedom Act - authorizes the President of the United States to recognize Hong Kong as a separate, independent country.

During a meeting of the National People’s Congress in Beijing this week, the CCP proposed an expansive national security law for Hong Kong – to ban subversion of CCP power, secession, foreign influence, and terrorism. The law is the latest attack on Hong Kong’s independence by Mainland China, and a further erosion of Hong Kong’s freedoms and autonomy. Last year, Hong Kong experienced six months of mass protest over a bill that would’ve allowed for the arrest and extradition of Hong Kong residents and foreign visitors to Mainland China.

“An attack on Hong Kong’s freedoms is an attack on democracy and independence across the world. The United States cannot tolerate a further erosion of Hong Kong’s rights, and we’ll continue to lead the international community in condemning China’s actions,” said Perry.

Perry is a senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and serves on the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation. The Hong Kong Freedom Act awaits consideration by the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
This slew of extra-territorial laws will become a source of embarrassment in the future unless they can be enforced... it just dilutes the solemnity of the legal system.
 

hullopilllw

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So China does not have right to reanact law to punish those that are working with foreign elements to push for seperatism because it is deemed an infringement of human rights and democracy.

But US can have the exact same laws because it is crucial for natiinal security ?

Do you guys think politicians in Washington are aware of what they are saying or they are truly lost to their own propaganda.
 

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