So…our bull’s been in the China shop again. And we should be proud.
China has suspended visits by U.S. warships to Hong Kong in retaliation for President Trump signing two bills supporting Hong Kong human rights and pro-democracy activists. The bills were approved nearly unanimously in both the House and Senate, after reports of escalated violence in Hong Kong.
The U.S. Senate took a stand today and told the Chinese Communist Party they will be held accountable for the erosion of #HongKong’s autonomy and its repression of fundamental freedoms. #HongKongHumanRightsandDemocracyAct. https://t.co/qwqIIluZP5
— U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (@SenateForeign) November 19, 2019
One bill mandates sanctions against Chinese and Hong Kong officials who carry out human rights abuses. The other bill prohibits exporting certain nonlethal munitions to Hong Kong police.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng warned against implementing the “hegemonic” bills, calling the move:
“serious interference in China’s internal affairs and a serious violation of international law”
And now China has decided that, since we’ve been naughty, our Navy can’t come over to play any more.
This has to be a mostly symbolic gesture, because who really cares if our sailors get to pick up useless trinkets in Hong Kong anyway? If they want one that badly, they can always go to any souvenir shop in the States and get the same badly made plastic crap, right?
Hong Kong activists are grateful for U.S. support of their rights, even if their government officials are not.
We grasped the chance of thanksgiving weekend to send our gratitudes to all Americans standing with freedom and democracy. Getting the act signed tells us we are not alone on Hong Kong road to liberty. We will continue this war against tyranny. Hope the world can witness us. pic.twitter.com/WaHDocGqw4
— poor human😷 (@humanhead26) December 2, 2019
Below is a video on the subject which has been Chinese-government approved. See the difference?