May 19, 2024
Hong Kong Elections: What is Beijing afraid of?
Is violence what the government and Chinese Communist Party officials actually fear? Or are they afraid of the true opinion and will of the Hong Kong people?
Is violence what the government and Chinese Communist Party officials actually fear? Or are they afraid of the true opinion and will of the Hong Kong people?

Anyone watching mainstream news this week might not know that a major bipartisan effort is moving through Congress. That joint Democrat-Republican project is aimed at protecting freedom and democracy while holding totalitarianism at bay.

That’s because the national media networks have a disciplined, intentionally myopic focus on the completely partisan effort in the House of Representatives to attack, smear, and impeach the President of the United States.

According to the mainstream networks, the impeachment inquiry hearings are the only newsworthy events happening in Washington, DC.

Yet, on Tuesday, the US Senate unanimously passed legislation to help secure and protect the rights and freedoms for the people of Hong Kong – who are right now battling against the oppression of the totalitarian Chinese Communist Party.

Currently, Hong Kong enjoys special economic treatment from the United States, which has allowed it to grow into the economic powerhouse it is today – an island of capitalism and prosperity in the sea of Communist China. The people of Hong Kong have long benefited from these special rules and so has mainland China.

The Senate bill would put in place a mechanism to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for eroding freedoms in Hong Kong – which is meant to operate with a high degree of autonomy from the mainland. The bill would require the US Secretary of State to ensure the Chinese Communist Party is not encroaching on Hong Kong’s autonomy as a prerequisite for continuing its special economic status. It would also enable the President to sanction or place travel restrictions on individuals who have violated human rights in Hong Kong.

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See Also:

(1) Abuse, threats and protests: crisis-ridden Hong Kong braces for district polls

(2) China accuses US of seeking to ‘destroy’ Hong Kong with human rights act

(3) ‘A powerful moment’: Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act one step from becoming US law

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