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Hong Kong Human Rights Bill Clears American Congress, Heads To President Trump

On Wednesday, American lawmakers have overwhelmingly accepted legislation that backed Human Rights and Democracy in Hong Kong and also supported…

By Chandrani Sarkar , in Top Stories , at November 21, 2019 Tags: , , , , ,

On Wednesday, American lawmakers have overwhelmingly accepted legislation that backed Human Rights and Democracy in Hong Kong and also supported its anti-China protesters, sending the measure hostile by Beijing to the United States President Donald Trump. 

Human Rights and Democracy Act in Hong Kong was passed the House of Representatives by 417 to 1, just a day after the Senate “unitedly” passed the measure, provoked screaming from Beijing

The Human Rights Bill required President Trump to annually review the favorable trade status that Washington offered to Hong Kong, and frighten to repeal the wanted status that semi-autonomous territory of China enjoys with America if its freedoms are withdrawn.

Now the measure headed to Donald Trump. He hasn’t decisively stated whether he will sign it, although the passage by a strong veto-proof majority may create an impact on his evaluation over the bill. 

The House of Representatives, by 417 to 0 votes, further approved Senate-cleared legislation that would limit sales of rubber bullets, tear gas, and other harmful equipment used by security personnel of Hong Kong.   

The Human Rights Bill has developed a potential conflict between the two economic superpowers, which could endanger a major trade agreement that has been under negotiation for months.  

On Wednesday, Beijing has expressed anger after the unanimous vote by the Senate, threatens of “strong countermeasures” if the bill becomes law and summons William Klein to introduce a protest. 

Michael McCaul is the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee has denounced Chinese “authoritarian brutality” a display in Hong Kong as he has spoken directly to residents of the territory from the floor. 

McCaul said, “America stands with you and America will always support you.”

The unanimous votes marked an unexpectedly strong show of bipartisanship in Washington.

Republican Senator Marco Rubio is a sponsor of the Senate Bill, has praised Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for speedily bringing it to a vote in her chamber.

Rubio further stated, “As the Chinese Communist Party and Hong Kong government officials continue to violate the basic rights of the Hong Kong people and erode Hong Kong’s autonomy, the United States must make clear that we continue to stand with Hong Kongers fighting for their long-cherished freedoms.”

The Human Rights Bill has passed as dozens of pro-democracy protesters stood strong inside a surrounded Hong Kong University, where a four-day standoff against Hong Kong Police has drawn the attention of the world. 

Hong Kong has suffered around six-months of increasingly savage anti-China protests and agitation that started over a bill to permit extraditions to China, which resolved fears that Beijing was interfering in its freedom.