USA came along with Hong Kong.
The Human Rights and Democracy Act mandates an annual review, to check whether Hong Kong has enough autonomy to justify its special status with the US, BBC reported. The US move came almost simultaneously along with a key improvement in the estuary state on Thursday where police and firemen entered a university that was under police siege for at least 10 days. I signed these bills out of admiration for President Xi, China, and the people of Hong Kong. They’re being filmed in the hope that Leaders and Representatives of China and Hong Kong will be able to amicably settle their differences leading to long term peace and prosperity for all,’ Trump said in a statement on Wednesday.
China said it would take’company counter steps’ – accusing Washington of’absolutely sinister intentions’, overseas media reported.
The Chinese state media said the bill was’unnecessary and groundless, and will damage exchanges between the region and the US’. The US President is looking for a deal with China, in order to finish a damaging trade war between the two nations.
He had been noncommittal about whether he would sign the bill, stating he had been’with’ Hong Kong but that Mr Xi was also’an incredible man’, BBC reported. However, the bill had widespread congressional support, which meant that even if he vetoed it, lawmakers could potentially have voted to overturn his decision.
Trump also signed a second bill, which bans the export of crowd-control munitions to the police in Hong Kong – such as tear gas, rubber bullets and stun firearms’ (The invoices ) have been enacted in the hope that leaders and agents of China and Hong Kong will have the ability to amicably settle their differences, resulting in long-term peace and prosperity for all,’ he added.
On Sunday, Hong Kong held local council elections which were seen as a barometer of public opinion to the government and the protesters. The elections saw a landslide victory for its pro-democracy movement, together with 17 of those 18 councils now commanded by pro-democracy councillors.