Written by: Cheng Yihua Liang Kaiyi
2019-11-20 06:48Last updated date: 2019-11-20 07:17
The US Senate unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act on November 19. A number of heavyweight senators have spoken and supported the passage of the bill.
Tennessee Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn spoke first, saying that the Hong Kong people flocked to the streets a few months ago to say no to Beijing's restraint. Now Hong Kong people's communities and universities have become war zones. She believes that Beijing is worried about the situation, but will not hesitate to use any necessary force to tighten the suppression of Hong Kong.
One of the main initiatives of the bill, Republican Senator Marco Rubio, later spoke of the fact that Beijing promoted the Hong Kong government's 23 legislation. If successful legislation, Hong Kong's autonomy will exist in name only. He believes that Beijing hopes to change Hong Kong from "one country, two systems" to "one country, one system" and implement the Chinese system.
Josh Hawley, a Republican senator who has visited Hong Kong, told Hong Kong demonstrators that they are making changes. The things that the demonstrators trapped at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have also inspired the world. He pointed out that the struggle with the Chinese Communist Party is long-term. People who want Hong Kong people to see the free world are already awake and are with them.
The US media said that Trump may take into account Sino-US trade negotiations when considering whether to sign the bill. (Getty Images)
The bill was passed in the US House of Representatives in the US House of Representatives by "all members agreed" and then submitted to the Senate for consideration. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch and Marco Rubio Thursday (14th) ) Announced the launch of the "hotline" process, giving the Senate an opportunity to pass the bill quickly and unanimously.
If the Senate passes the bill, the Senate and the House of Representatives will integrate the two versions and submit it to President Donald Trump to decide whether to sign or veto the bill. Trump has not yet stated his position.
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