President Trump signs "Hong Kong bill" China suggests retaliation November 28th 11:55
US President Trump signed a bill to support human rights and democracy in Hong Kong, and the law was passed. It is inevitable that the conflict between the United States and China will deepen in the form of strengthening the system of the Hong Kong situation amid ongoing negotiations in trade negotiations between the United States and China.
The White House in the United States announced on 27th that President Trump has signed the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Bill" to help establish human rights and democracy in Hong Kong.
The enacted legislation allows sanctions to Chinese officials involved in human rights suppression in Hong Kong, and verifies to the US government that the two governments that allowed Hong Kong to have a high degree of autonomy have not been compromised by the Chinese government. What you want.
It was proposed by a member of the American Parliament's ruling and opposition parties, who were overwhelmingly supported by the House of Representatives.
Trump President issued a statement signed when, after a "Xi Jinping Jintao and signed with great respect to the Hong Kong people", amicably overcome the differences "China and Hong Kong of the leaders of the position, the long-term I hope it will lead to peace and prosperity. "
Among Trump President followed by a discussion of the packed towards the previous trade negotiations in the first stage of the agreement with the China agreement, "must be to support the Hong Kong, and also support a friend Xi Jinping Jintao" In other words, it was obsessed with consideration for the Chinese government.
However, it seems that he has decided to sign it because there is a voice calling for an early signature on a bill that attracts support from the bipartisan party in Parliament, and even if the president's veto power is invoked, it will surely be overturned by the Parliament .
On the other hand, the Chinese government has suggested retaliation and is rebelling strongly, and it is inevitable that the conflict between the United States and China will deepen.
The American Parliament is a bipartisan welcome
Republicans and Democrats of the Democratic Party, including the chairman of the US diplomatic committee, who proposed the law under the signature of President Trump, issued a statement, “The American people are supporting Hong Kong people. The law is an important step in clarifying the responsibility of the Communist Party to undermine Hong Kong's autonomy and repress human rights. "
In addition, Republican Senator Rubio, known as a hard-line sovereign against China, said that the United States has gained an important means to prevent the Chinese government from affecting and intervening in Hong Kong's domestic affairs. He argued that it was necessary to closely monitor whether Hong Kong's national and secondary systems were compromised.
Democrat Menendez also called for support from Hong Kong democrats, saying, “I am looking forward to the Hong Kong citizens' desire for democracy and autonomy through this law.”
Chinese government “retaliation if you act arbitrarily”
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement about President Trump's signing and enactment of a bill to support human rights and democracy in Hong Kong, stating: “Advise the United States not to act arbitrarily. “Be sure to retaliate,” he repeatedly expressed his thoughts not to leave retaliation.
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement on the morning of the 28th, saying, “It is a serious interference with China's domestic affairs, and it is a daring supremacy, and the Chinese government and the people are firmly opposed. “Otherwise, China will always retaliate, and the US will bear all bad consequences,” he said.
Also, “This bill is to make the Chinese people including Hong Kong compatriots clearly recognize the essence of American darkness and hegemony and make them more united, and their scheme will always fail.” It is repelling.
Concerning this bill, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on Ambassador Branstad three days ago, following a protest by calling an executive of the American embassy in Beijing last week. Would be borne ".
China is criticizing Hong Kong's protests behind the United States and other countries, and appears to be wary that the protests will gain momentum as the law passes.
Also, as the Xi Jinping leadership, is expected to want to avoid being criticized that it is weak-kneed in the country in order to protect their own authority, or take any degree of countermeasures, it will be expected to have been carefully considered.