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Hong Kong unrest: the US Senate irked Beijing

the unrest in Hong Kong, the tug-of-war to the occupation of a University to take more. The number of protesters who have entrenched themselves in the Polytechnic school, went back to media reports on Wednesday, but a few dozen.

The ongoing crisis in China's special administrative region but puts a strain on the already tense relations between Beijing and Washington.

According to the American house of representatives, the U.S. Senate law decided to draft to support the Hong Kong democracy movement. Unanimously, the senators adopted a "human rights and democracy regulation" to Hong Kong, the economy threatens sanctions. The Senate also wants the Export of tear gas, rubber bullets, water cannons, and handcuffs to Hong Kong police, and adopted a corresponding second bill

China fury

The U.S. Senate, accused on Tuesday (local time) in addition, the government in Beijing, to be the trigger for the "violence and Repression" in the Asian financial hub. Indignant criticized in Beijing amtsspr cher, Geng Shuang Outside immediately the decisions of the US Senate as a "blatant interference in internal Affairs". "It's in Hong Kong, not human rights and democracy, but to stop about violence and Chaos, upholding the rule of law and order as quickly as possible to restore," said the spokesman continues.

If the US were to continue to "call it wrong", should China take "strong counter measures" to defend its national sovereign, security and development interests, said the spokesman of the Chinese foreign Ministry on top of that.

fear of loss of fundamental rights

For the past five months, the protests against Hong Kong's government as a brutal perceived actions of the police and the growing influence of the Communist Beijing leadership to take. Since the handover to China in 1997, the former British crown colony, according to the principle of "one country, two systems" autonomously governed. The seven million Hong Kong people to enjoy, unlike the people of the Communist people's Republic, many rights, such as freedom of Assembly and expression, the fear you now but.

the Hong Kong security forces cordoned off on Wednesday next, the Polytechnic University of the district of Hung Hom. The police demanded that the last remaining activists to leave peacefully the site. Hong Kong media spoke of "a handful", or 60 to 100 activists, who stood still. On Tuesday evening, several small groups had tried to flee from the Campus, but were immediately arrested by the police.

record ID

Around 800 people had to leave the school peacefully and is cooperating, police said. Among them 300 minors had been years. You were able to go home, had to leave the police for further investigation, your personal details. The other, around 500 demonstrators were arrested, according to media reports. The police accused the activists of "turmoil", what can imprisonment penalties of up to ten years.

volunteers Also the last group of 20 first, the injured were cared for, has left, according to police information late Wednesday evening, the site. Approximately 280 injured protesters from the Campus were brought to a report in the newspaper "South China Morning Post" in twelve hospitals. Some of the protesters tried to waste water tunnel slip away, but were of the "been from the stench overwhelmed," said the public broadcaster RTHK.

The protesters had kept to the University of days occupied and the police in serious clashes supplied. The students sat down with barricades, Molotov cocktails, self-made catapults and a bow and arrow against the security forces. The police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons and cordoned off the site finally.

regular reporting

In the decision of Tuesday night, the US Senate calls similar to last month, the house of representatives from the U.S. Department of state annual reports, whether Hong Kong is sufficiently Autonomous from China, in order to justify preferred treatment in the economic and trade policy also gave more to. Takes into account, among other things, the position of the citizens ' rights in Hong Kong should be.

The Parts of divergent bills of the Senate and of the house of representatives will now have to be merged before they are presented to President Donald Trump to sign. Trump himself has held up so far, with criticism on China's approach in Hong Kong rather. Trump is trying to reach an agreement with China in the trade war between the two countries. (nag/sda)

Created: 20.11.2019, 08:02 PM

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