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Trump ignored China and signed Hong Kong-law

Despite protests from China, the U.S. Congress laws has decided that the human rights and democracy in Hong Kong will strengthen. China called on President Trump his Veto, without success.

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed almost unanimously by the Congress adopted laws to support the Pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. The White house said on Wednesday evening.

The government is going to treat parts of the law, however, is differentiated, the Constitution does not dig proper authority of the President in matters of foreign policy, wrote Trump. The White house said initially, to which passages the restriction referred to.

The legislation would have to target, the representative of China and Hong Kong "settle their differences amicably, long lasting peace and to achieve prosperity for all," said Trump.

The US Congress had made last Wednesday ostentatiously behind the democracy movement in the Chinese special administrative zone, and two bills approved. You are now with trump's signature. China had urged Trump his Veto against the laws of appeal, and the United States otherwise "tough measures" were threatened.

Trump had restrained and held against China

Trump, so far, with criticism of the brutal perceived action of China against the democracy movement in Hong Kong is striking back. He is seeking an agreement with Beijing in the past year, continuing trade war between the two largest economies, which is likely to be hampered by the entry into force of the laws.

Would have appealed to Trump his Veto against the two laws, he would have had to be expected, however, to be used with a two-thirds majority in both congressional chambers voted down – that would have been a novelty in Trumps tenure.

laws threaten with economic sanctions

The US Congress had the "human rights and democracy regulation" to Hong Kong despite protests and threats from Beijing with only one vote against in the house of representatives adopted.

The law threatens, among other things, economic sanctions, Hong Kong could be preferential treatment granted in the economic and trade policy of the United States be withdrawn to China. For annual reports of the Ministry of foreign Affairs to the Congress are now provided, whether Hong Kong is sufficiently Autonomous from China, in order to justify the preferred treatment. Citizens ' rights should be considered.

The law also provides that the President impose sanctions against persons imposed for serious violations of human rights in Hong Kong responsible. Another law, which prohibits the Export of tear gas, rubber bullets, water cannons, and handcuffs to Hong Kong police, was adopted by both the house of representatives and by the Senate unanimously.

Harsh criticism from China

China Minister Wang Yi outside, had then criticised the draft legislation endorsed "implied violent Criminals". The "human rights and democracy regulation is" a blatant interference in the internal Affairs of China. It is basically about to plunge Hong Kong into Chaos, or to destroy.

The Chinese foreign amtsspr cher, Geng Shuang, said that facts and truths were neglected in the laws. It was an interference in the Affairs of China and Hong Kong, and a serious violation against the international law.

Heightened tensions

The protests in Hong Kong, the tensions between the United States and China worsen increasingly. The relations are tense due to the trade dispute for months anyway. Both countries have covered each other with duties in the billions.

For some time, you make a first part of a trade agreement, in view of the US President, Donald Trump has fed recently, the hope for an early relaxation in the customs of conflict. According to his words, the talks on a trade agreement are in the final stages.

protests against the influence of Beijing in Hong Kong

The protests in Hong Kong have been ongoing for five months. They are directed against the government, the brutal perceived actions of the police and the growing influence of the Communist Beijing leadership.

Since the handover to China in 1997, Hong Kong is in accordance with the principle of "one country, two systems" under China's sovereignty autonomously governed. Unlike the people of the Communist people's Republic of the seven million Hong Kong far-reaching rights, such as Assembly, to enjoy freedom and freedom of expression. Now they fear that their freedoms are increasingly restricted. (chk/sda)

Created: 28.11.2019, 02:15 PM

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