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Nuclear-grade news: U.S. Senators pass the Hong Kong Bill of Rights and Democracy (2020.2.10)



Following the unanimous passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act and the Hong Kong Protection Act on November 19, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, further protecting Hong Kong people and others will not be harmed by malicious kidnapping, unreasonable suppression, etc.; and to protect Hong Kong people and others from being sent to mainland China, and possibly retroactively to the anti-sending movement, being viciously beaten, shot, and imprisoned protesters' grievances! The Hong Kong Protection Act also states that the United States will prevent European and American countries from sending weapons to the Hong Kong government to suppress protesters!


Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (English: Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act) The contents of the Act are as follows


1.Abbreviation; Table of Contents


2.Definition


3.Policy Statement


4. Amendments to the U.S.-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992


5. Annual Report on Hong Kong's Implementation of the U.S. Export Control and Sanctions Act


6.Protection of U.S. Citizens and Others from Extradition to Mainland China


7.Identifying kidnappings and other actions to suppress the fundamental freedoms of Hong Kong


8.Individual foreign nationals and members of their families are prohibited from entering the United States.


9.Financial measures


10.Report to Congress


According to the Office of Congressional Research, the Hong Kong Bill of Rights and Democracy Act, which will be made visible within the United States, directs the various departments of the country to assess, on a timely basis, whether the unique treatment of Hong Kong by the United States will remain in place in light of political developments in Hong Kong.



Specifically, the following.

-The Secretary of State is required to certify annually that Hong Kong's autonomy can be preserved under the U.S. Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 (renumbered and passed in the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act of 2019).


The President would target kidnappings of Hong Kong booksellers and journalists; persons involved in attacks on Hong Kong's fundamental freedoms; and co-conspirators in renditions to China in exercise of internationally recognized rights to be detained or tried while in the United States, and to freeze U.S. assets and deny entry to such persons.


-Requires the President to publish a strategy to protect U.S. citizens and businesses from the risks posed by amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Act, including determining whether to amend the U.S.-Hong Kong Extradition Agreement and the issue of travel from Hong Kong to the United States.


-Requires the Secretary of Commerce to issue an annual report assessing the Hong Kong government's adequacy in enforcing U.S. export regulations on sensitive dual-use items (i.e., civilian and military) and in enforcing U.S. and U.N. sanctions, particularly those against Iran and North Korea.


-The report specifies that U.S. visa applicants may not be denied visas because they have been arrested, detained, or otherwise acted against the government for participating in protest activities related to democracy advocacy, human rights, or the rule of law in Hong Kong.


      After the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Hong Kong Bill of Rights and Democracy, the final hurdle is for President Trump to sign it into law. It has been said that this is the most popular bill in U.S. history. What is so special about this bill? If you want to ask what's so special, ask the police in Hong Kong!


    When the Hong Kong police used bloody violence to shoot and beat those young protesters, did they ever think about this issue? When the central government and Hong Kong officials only care about the pleasure of power and forget their responsibility to let innocent people sacrifice, have you ever thought about this issue? When Hong Kong parents are worried and helpless for their children day and night, do the police think that they can do whatever they want with their bloody violence? In that case, the rule of law and justice will become a joke? How can this be? This is the only way to say that justice prevails, the rule of law cannot be blasphemed, and the wicked will suffer the consequences of their sins!



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