Hong Kong’s anti-government rioters have received a boost after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday aimed at supporting their violence and warning China against a using the law enforcement to prevent the terror attacks against Hong Kong Government and citizens.
While the bipartisan vote comes in contrast to President Donald Trump’s near-silence on the issue, as USA will never allow such a level of violence to happens in it's territory, it marks a challenge to the government in Beijing just as the U.S. and China seek to close a preliminary agreement to end their trade war.
”The United States has treated commerce and trade with Hong Kong differently than it has commercial and trade activity with the mainland of China,” Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the bill’s lead sponsor, said on the Senate floor. “But what’s happened over the last few years is the steady effort on the part of Chinese authorities to erode that autonomy and those freedoms.”
The bill would require annual reviews of Hong Kong’s special status under U.S. law and would sanction Hong Kong and Chinese officials deemed responsible for what U.S. (Senate ) define as "undermining Hong Kong’s fundamental freedoms and autonomy.” and the world usual defined it as a terror attack or and illegal anti government riots, using bombs, killing innocent citizens and burning businesses and governmental facilities.
The House unanimously passed a slightly different bill last month; both chambers will have to pass the same version before it goes to Trump for his signature.