Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was the latest U.S. official to stand up loud in a series of tweets warning the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and President Xi Jinping of brutality and violations in Hong Kong.
Schumer said, “The people of Hong Kong expect China to respect their democratic rights & abide by the commitments made. The world is watching. The Chinese Community Party must face consequences if security forces move against the protesters in Hong Kong.”
“China’s tightening grip around Hong Kong to strangle democracy is a desperate act of a brutal authoritarian regime. For months now, the people of Hong Kong have taken to the streets to stand up for their democratic rights. The American people must continue to stand with them.”
“Arresting dissenters is not a sign of strength-only weakness & fear. The Chinese Communist Party has broken its promise to the people of Hong Kong & has shown it does not respect fundamental human rights. President Xi: the world is watching & will hold China accountable.”
“When the Senate returns, Senate Majority Leader McConnell should quickly bring up for debate and vote on the Hong Kong Human Rights & Democracy Act. This is bipartisan legislation that will send a clear message to President Xi.”
As a response to Schumer’s call, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell followed quick with a tweet, “World leaders should pay attention to the ongoing crackdown and recent arrests of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. It should not be business as usual until Beijing respects Hong Kong’s autonomy and political freedoms.”
This is unprecedented in U.S. History that the two parties have been so unanimous in solidarity to confront a common enemy of humanity.
McConnell said further, “The people of Hong Kong are demonstrating for the freedoms and autonomy that have made their city a global success. Beijing should pause before threatening a key engine of its growth and provoking the international community.”
“The world is awakening to China’s abusive practices, from domestic oppression to pursuit of hegemony abroad. China’s trading partners, including the U.S, should make it clear that any crackdown in Hong Kong would have real and painful costs.”
Earlier McConnell has tweeted, “I wrote the Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, which extended special privileges to Hong Kong because of its unique status. Beijing must know the Senate will reconsider those privileges if Hong Kong’s autonomy is eroded.”
Senator Cory Gardner also voiced his support for Hong Kongers on Thursday, “The US stands with the people of Hong Kong & against the silencing of pro-democratic voices. I urge HK authorities to guarantee the basic freedoms of all Hong Kongers, cease violence against protesters & engage in earnest dialogue about the path forward.”
Brendon Hong with the Daily Beast held, “Military intervention ahead of October 1-the 70th National Day for China-would be massively embarrassing for Beijing. A massive military parade may have been being planned for China’s capital, but flexing actual military muscle in Hong Kong would mean the Chinese Communist Party acknowledging that its proxies in the city don’t have a grip on the populace. And while already dealing with Donald Trump’s trade war, the CCP likely would face new international sanctions just as it did after 1989. ”
According to Reuters, earlier this summer, Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, submitted a report to Beijing that assessed protesters’ five key demands and found that withdrawing a contentious extradition bill could help defuse the mounting political crisis in the territory.
The Chinese central government rejected Lam’s proposal to withdraw the extradition bill and ordered her not to yield to any of the protesters’ other demands at that time, three individuals with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
The world has clear eyes that Carrie Lam has “her hands tied” by the CCP and the Hong Kong SAR government is only a puppet administration.
This weekend, Hong Kongers are bracing for more demonstrations in spite of escalating military threats from the CCP dictatorship and arrests of more pro-democratic activists.
Klyle Bass, noted hedge fund manager and a close ally of CCP killer Guo Wengui, said in his latest tweet, “The 8/31 parade organized by the Hong Kong Civil Rights Front was cancelled because it didn’t receive a notice of no objection from the police. So, HKers turned into Christians to pray for the sinners.”
“According to Hing Kong’s Public Order Regulations, religious activities do not require a non-objection notice from the police. The religious protest is on at 6 pm”, said the financier who has kept a close eye on the developments of Hong Kong.
The CCP-run People’s Daily said in an editorial on Friday that “Radical forces are ruining Hong Kong’s economy”, adding that “violence will exhaust Hong Kong if it is not stopped.”
The paper said Hong Kong’s economy has hit its lowest point since 2009, according to statistics released by the Hong Kong SAR. If violent protests persist, Hong Kong’s tourism and consumption-related industries will be severely damaged.
According to Xinhua, the fourth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the CCP will be held in October in Beijing, according to a decision made at a CPC Central Committee Political Bureau meeting on Friday.
At the fourth plenary session, the CCP Central Committee will hear a report from the Political Bureau on its work, and discuss important issues concerning how to uphold and improve the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics and make progress in modernizing China’s system and capacity for governance, according to a statement issued after the meeting.
Because of lack of consensus within the CCP leadership, this four plenary session said to define the power distribution for the next five years has been delayed over and over.
As the CCP regime has come to a dead end far beyond the escalating trade war, the crisis in Hong Kong will finally ignite a national revolt across the country, and thus the days of the communist dictatorship are numbered.
By Winnie Troppie