In a statement earlier today, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has announced the U.S. is revoking the special trade status of Hong Kong in response to escalating encroachment by China in violation of the prior agreement for autonomy.
It is a challenging status to modify because the administration does not want to reduce the ability of Hong Kong to operate as an autonomous economic region. However, at the same time Beijing is taking control of all systems within Hong Kong and as such policies must be adjusted. It would be an exercise in futility to expect China to retreat.
LONDON/HONG KONG—Britain will not walk away from the people of Hong Kong if China imposes a national security law that would conflict with its international obligations under a 1984 accord, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.
The United Kingdom has urged China to step back from the brink over the national security legislation for Hong Kong that it says risks destroying one of the jewels of Asia’s economy while ruining the reputation of China.
“Hong Kong succeeds because its people are free,” Johnson wrote in the Times of London newspaper. “If China proceeds, this would be in direct conflict with its obligations under the joint declaration, a legally binding treaty registered with the United Nations.
“Many people in Hong Kong fear that their way of life—which China pledged to uphold—is under threat,” Johnson said.
China’s parliament approved last week a decision to create laws for Hong Kong to curb sedition, secession, terrorism, and foreign interference. Mainland security and intelligence agents may, for the first time, be stationed in the city.
“If China proceeds to justify their fears, then Britain could not in good conscience shrug our shoulders and walk away; instead we will honour our obligations and provide an alternative,” Johnson said.
Hong Kong was handed back to China in 1997 after more than 150 years of British rule—imposed after Britain defeated China in the First Opium War.
WHO fear catastrophic consequences for the Economy from CoronaVirus? It would seem even more so than the People in the Street …
WHO has benefited from nearly three decades of essentially uninterrupted economic growth?
HAS it largely been the bandits from the UT Developer Lobby? The PCA, and those associated with them … the Real Estate Gatekeepers? Agents, lawyers, accountants, and conveyancers? The Lobby Groups and Think Tanks behind them? The NSW Government with its stamp duty coffers?
-the department store moguls with washers and fridges flying off the floor
-MTR Hong Kong Consortium owned Metro
-Toll road builders like Transurban … et al?
MEANWHILE a whole Cohort of Australians have been locked out of home ownership by those laundering ‘black money’ together with the lowest wages growth … and insecure work on contract!
SO how is High Immigration working for the majority of Australians? Particularly Gens X, Y and Z?
The reason these two countries are suffering the most outside China is mainly due to their close ties with Beijing, primarily through the “One Belt and One Road” (OBOR) initiative.
OBOR is Beijing’s foreign policy play disguised as infrastructure investment. Here’s how it works: China and country X agree to do an infrastructure project in country X. Country X has to borrow from a Chinese bank to finance the project. A contract is always awarded to Chinese companies, which then bring supplies and Chinese employees to country X to build the project.
Comment by tonytran2015: A neglected but more important reason is that every other country has to save herself and definitely needs to send her patriots there to form US born, American-In-Name-Only pressure groups to influence and lobby the US foreign (war) policies.
Comment by tonytran2015: In some cultures, decent females should not leave home on themselves. You may not like this idea but there is a diversity of views in multiculturalism (Diversity may be beautiful but justice seems to suffer.).
Multiculturalism is now at work!
Sweden: One in Four Women are Afraid to Leave Their Homes, by Paul Joseph Watson. According to a new survey, almost a quarter of Swedish women are afraid to leave their homes over fears they will be attacked or sexually assaulted. “15.3 percent of people aged 16 or older stated that they did not want […]
Comment by tonytran2015: In some cultures, going to a male’s place means consent to having sex with him. Then refusing to have sex with him is the worst insult to him.
The Court should give some weight to this line of argument. You may not agree to this but this is how multiculturalism works!
(LONDON) Court Report: A shopworker who repeatedly stabbed a woman because she rejected his advances has been found guilty of attempted murder: Joseph Martelli, 23, attacked the woman inside his Holloway flat on 6 April after she stepped away when he tried to kiss her he said its because l am black #AceNewsDesk reports