Hong Kong Protest Update-U.S. Legislation Heading Toward White House
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Hong Kong’s protests have become increasingly violent as they continue into their sixth month.
This week, U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed the bill H.R.3289/S. 1838, Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, to support protests in Hong Kong. This bill will reach President Donald Trump’s desk within days, further straining U.S.-China relationship that could imperil a long-awaited trade deal between the world’s two largest economies. Bloomberg’s Nick Wadhams reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia.” in the video “Trump Expected to Sign Bill Supporting Hong Kong Protesters“, below:
Tensions are escalating between China and the United States, after US Senators approved a bill on protecting human rights in Hong Kong. Under the proposed legislation, Hong Kong would have to maintain a certain level of autonomy to qualify for special American trade considerations. The US Senate has also passed a second bill to ban the export of crowd-control munitions to Hong Kong police, including tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets. Chinese officials have warned of the harsh countermeasures against the U.S. if the bill H.R.3289/S.1838 becomes law, in the video “China summons top US diplomat over Hong Kong human rights bill“, below:
In the video “China threatens ‘forceful measures’ in response to US bill on Hong Kong rights’“, below:
The protests that began in Hong Kong six months ago, show no signs of dying down. A days-long standoff at Hong Kong Polytechnic University has led the U.S. Senate to pass a bill aimed at censuring Beijing, in the video “Hong Kong protests: What’s the end game? Inside Story“, below:
Around a hundred exhausted, bedraggled young men and women are hunkered down in Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University, the scene of pitched battles between police and activists, in the video “Hong Kong university campus torn apart by deadly street battles“, below:
CNN’s Paula Hancocks reports from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the latest site of protests which have sent shockwaves through the city for months, in the video “Protesters at Hong Kong Polytechnic University speak out“, below:
To better understand various reasons behind the built-up of Hong Kong protest and the different sentiments between different generations, please view this video “Hong Kong protests: A city’s identity crisis- BBC News“, below:
At the end of October, 2019, “In Conversation with C.H. Tung” is a new series by China-US Focus that features highlights of a conversation between Editor-at-Large James Chau and Tung Chee-hwa, Hong Kong’s First Chief Executive in the video “C.H. Tung: Collaboration, Not Competition“, below:
To better understand C.H. Tung, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
Tung Chee-chen, GBS, JP is a Hong Kong billionaire businessman. He is the chairman and chief executive of shipping company Orient Overseas and a member of the One Country Two Systems Research Institute, a pro-Beijing political thinktank. He is Monaco‘s honorary consul to Hong Kong.
In essence, the root of the conflict is due to the difference in ideology: between communism and democracy, and difference in power distribution: between centralized versus distributed power. Is it possible for every one to be patient enough to allow the natural process of evolution to take place, to allow the preferred system of mechanisms or hybridization of preferred mechanisms of the two systems to take place, without aggression or fear of one another? Can we ethically and harmoniously co-exist? If we all have sufficient amount of patience, empathy, and willingness to communicate, we should all be better able to avoid conflicts, clashes, fears, wars, and disaster for planet earth. So, patience, empathy, and communication, every one, please, for our humanity is at stake.
For better understanding of H.R. 3289, Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, please click HERE.
For better understanding of S. 1838, Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, please click HERE.
To track the status of H.R. 3289: Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, please click HERE.
To track the status of S. 1838: Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, please click HERE.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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