The Act had massive bipartisan support in the U.S.
Even amid the deep political divisions in the United States, one thing that brings both Republicans and Democrats together is a growing recognition of the threat faced by Communist China.
As China continues to crack down on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, overwhelming majorities in the U.S. House & Senate have supported the Hong Kong Human Rights & Democracy Act, which makes clear the U.S. supports Hong Kong’s autonomous status and rejects China’s attempt to overturn the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ model.
As reported by Heather Long, Trump also signed a bill which blocks U.S. exports of certain police equipment to Hong Kong.
“—>Trump also signed S. 2710 tonight, which prohibits U.S. exports of specified police equipment (including tear gas and rubber bullets) to the Hong Kong Police.”
—>Trump also signed S. 2710 tonight, which prohibits U.S. exports of specified police equipment (including tear gas and rubber bullets) to the Hong Kong Police. https://t.co/9BZjJLfi2Z
— Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) November 27, 2019
Here’s what Trump said in a statement:
“I signed these bills out of respect for President Xi, China, and the people of Hong Kong. They are being enacted in the hope that Leaders and Representatives of China and Hong Kong will be able to amicably settle their differences leading to long term peace and prosperity for all.”
Canada should be matching the bipartisan consensus in the U.S. on China, and throw out the disgusting ‘neutrality’ the Canadian political class is attempting to push between our ally America and Communist China.
There is simply no being ‘neutral’ when it comes to whether we stand with the Western Democracies, or whether we stand with a brutal Communist State.
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