The Hong Kong Drama

For months now the people in Hong Kong have been protesting…..some say for democracy others say it is just for the helluva it and then there are those in the government that say it is just provocateurs that are never happy…..

There for awhile I thought that Trump would veto the bill that condemned China for their responses to the protesters and for their disregard of the democratic process…..

I can say now that I am pleasingly happy with the news that Trump has signed the bill….

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law legislation that could bring diplomatic action and economic sanctions against Hong Kong, brushing off multiple warnings by China against such a move.

“The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act reaffirms and amends the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, specifies United States policy towards Hong Kong and directs assessment of the political developments in Hong Kong,” the White House said in a statement.

“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.”

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3039673/donald-trump-signs-hong-kong-human-rights-and-democracy-act

The one question that this situation begs…..is what will happen with the negotiations between China and US on trade?

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

10 thoughts on “The Hong Kong Drama

  1. Like it or not, Hong Kong is part of China. Some of the leading protesters are foreign citizens (including US) who have travelled there to help organise the protests.
    In my opinion, it is China’s business, not ours.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. China cannot allow this pro democracy infestation to breed. Hong Kong very strict gun control. It’s like they are standing at Lexington and Concord with no rifles. We want our 2nd Amendment rights with military grade weapons to resist this tyranny from internal or external oppression.

    1. WE have an army and a national guard for just those cases….Hong Kong is still part of China and it is their right to control the violence and protests…I do not agree with much of it but it is there business and we need to stay out of it as we expect others (except Russia) to do the same for our policies. chuq

  3. Let’s face it: As Pete had already written, does anyone want to seriously stand up for the total freedom of Hong Kong if this could be seen as a sign of other independence aspirations around the world? 😉 Politicians of all democratic states already have problems keeping their own flocks together. MIchael

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