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Commentary: Hong Kong bill will eventually bring disgrace to the US

People's Daily Online

(People's Daily Online) 17:14, November 21, 2019

The "performance art" action of the United States Senate passing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 is a joke.

The bill is cloaked in the rhetoric of "human rights" and "democracy". However, its purpose is to preach "democracy" for the rioters, defending their "right" to violence. It deprives the majority of Hong Kong residents of the right to live, express and work.

Due to violence, Hong Kong's economy experienced negative growth for the first time since 2009. The rioters and radicals paralyzed the city's traffic, set fire to facilities at universities, and caused the death of a 70-year-old street cleaner.

Violence is the enemy of Hong Kong. Over the past five months, violence has gone rampant as rioters and radicals vandalized public property, hurt and even killed civilians, assaulted Hong Kong legislators, and left a trail of fire around the city.

Turning a blind eye, individual US senators pushed for the bill, supporting the rioters. Talking about "democracy" and "human rights," they act on behalf of Hong Kong residents and defend their own "right" to point fingers at Chinese affairs.

The bill raises concerns about whether rioters could have access to the "right" to commit violent offenses, but pays no attention to whether Hong Kong residents could express their opinions freely, earn a living safely, and go to schools and work without fear.

Some US politicians claimed that violence in Hong Kong "is a beautiful sight to behold" and that they are obliged to bring "human rights" and "democracy" to Hong Kong. They seem to care about the city more than Hong Kong residents do.

For the international community, the bill is a farce in which the US justifies its wrongdoings under the banner of "human rights" and "democracy". One day, the show will come to an end, exposing to the world that the US is the black hand behind all chaos triggered by the revision of the extradition bill.

The Chinese government is determined to protect national sovereignty, security and development interests, implement the "one country, two systems" policy and oppose any external force interfering in Hong Kong's affairs.

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