Human rights law in Hong Kong: Beijing rages in Washington over passage of bill
Although the bill is yet to be considered by US President Donald Trump for consideration, China is wasting little time in casting its vote, with the state's People Daily describing it as a "piece of paper" and a "serious provocation against the entire Chinese people" "In an editorial published on Thursday.
" If the US side takes its own path, China will take effective measures to act decisively against it, and all the consequences must be fully borne by the US, "the editorial says. Fig Kuwait to undermine ongoing trade talks between Washington and Beijing at a critical juncture Trump, who has yet to confirm whether he will sign the act, seems so reluctant to challenge China over the Hong Kong issue, even promising Chinese President Xi Jinping in October that the United States would remain silent about the city's ongoing democracies as trade talks continued.
The US government treats semi-autonomous Hong Kong, which has its own legal and political system other than mainland Kit. ah, when it comes to controlling trade and exports. If it becomes law, the Hong Kong law will require the US government to confirm annually that these freedoms are maintained by Beijing ̵
1; failure to do so could result in Washington's deprivation of the city's special trade status, which is a serious blow to the Hong Kong economy,
The bill also provides for a process for the president to impose sanctions and travel restrictions on those found to be deliberately responsible for the arbitrary detention, torture, forced confession of anyone person, in Hong Kong or other violations of internationally recognized human rights in the Asian financial hub.
"Violation of international law"
Legislation aimed at guaranteeing freedom in Hong Kong comes as a protest in the city near their sixth month.
Chinese state media are stepping up their criticism of the Hong Kong protests as demonstrations have become more violent in recent weeks, even as Washington's legislation accelerates.
Writing in his daily newsletter, Sinocism, Chinese expert Bill Bishop said that state television CCTV had 11 segments criticizing the US and the legislation during its Wednesday evening news.
The state-owned tabloid, which the Global Times instead referred to in the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, should be called the "Hong Kong Violence Support Act."
interfering with their internal affairs, even repeatedly accusing Washington of partially lagging behind long demonstrations in Hong Kong.
Speaking in Beijing on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Gen Shuang called the bill "a serious violation of international law" and said the Chinese government was opposed and condemned.
"I would like to emphasize once again that Hong Kong is part of China and Hong Kong is China's home affairs. We call on the United States to understand the situation, to stop its mistakes before it's too late, and I take action immediately to prevent this act from becoming law, "he said.
The legislation has already adopted the US Senate in its current form, which means that it is now headed to the White House for President Trump's signature. But despite strong support in the US Congress, there is no indication at this stage whether or not Trump will sign it.