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News Trump signs bipartisan bill aimed at supporting Hong Kong protesters, ignoring China's demand to veto it

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It received bipartisan support in Congress. I was pleased to see Democrats and Republicans both calling out the Chinese government. China called for Trump to veto the bill earlier last week.


President Donald Trump signed bipartisan legislation Wednesday aimed at supporting protesters in Hong Kong, ignoring warnings from Beijing that the measure would be met with "strong countermeasures" during a standoff over trade.
The bill, which won near unanimous approval in Congress, would require officials to annually re-consider special treatment Hong Kong receives from the U.S., including trade rules that have helped elevate the city to a global financial power.
Lawmakers in both parties have sought to signal support for the protesters, who for months have taken to the streets to demonstrate against what they view as China's encroachment on the city's autonomy. Pro-democracy candidates won major gains in Hong Kong elections over the weekend, a rebuke to Beijing's response to the protests.
"I signed these bills out of respect for President Xi, China, and the people of Hong Kong," Trump said in a statement. "They are being enacted 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."

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I must say, I’m curious how China will retaliate.
 

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"Take off your shirt, sir, and show us that gorgeous chest. We've never seen a chest quite like it," the president said, quoting his doctor, at rally in Sunrise, Florida last night.

^^actual quote from his Florida rally lmao
Love or hate him, he’s got incredible comedic timing and is fucking funny.
 

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Fat sack of shit is right twice a day...

(Really though, will give credit when it’s due and this is good)
 
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I'd love to hear how this will be spun.

I'd wager something along the lines of "Trump moves to suppress millions of Chinese citizens with bold economic and political policies...Also, he's the devil, more at 11."

 
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I must say, I’m curious how China will retaliate.
They are dependent on our economy exporting from them. They have little leverage over our government, but decent leverage over corporations feeding at their teets [nba, hollywood, gadgets, etc]. They can't do much without further encouraging our investments and dollars to go elsewhere. Short of full on war, I suppose.

Though honestly, having the Chinese regime fall apart now, with all the economic chaos that would cause, may be better for the world than continued Chinese growth and imperialism [Africa, etc]. 1.5 billion people and growing.
 

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It's a good gesture, but if Hong Kong really had its special status removed, I think that would actually doom the city rather than help it.
 

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It’s amazing, because that one photo is inspiring a society of people who are made to feel like the underdog...to fight back and hope for that knockout punch of liberty.
 
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This is just hilarious. I actually think this bill was part of a Dem strategy to either fuck up his trade deal or put Trump in a no-win situation.

And ironically, Trump signs the bill, China does nothing, and he ends up being a hero. Where is that Nobel Peace prize?

The poor Dems just can't win.
 

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It’s amazing, because that one photo is inspiring a society of people who are made to feel like the underdog...to fight back and hope for that knockout punch of liberty.
Guess where Trump is today, in Afghanistan surprising the troops. Serving dinner and showing his patriotism.
If the media played even half fair, the man would be at historic heights of popularity.

If the left wasn't so obstructionist, he'd have done twice as much already. Just this week: animal cruelty act, taskforce on indigenous people disappearances, declaring Cartels terrorist organizations, Hong Kong, going to eat in Afghanistan. Then you have booming economy, trade deals, crossing the dmz, trying to end the endless wars, prison reform, urban renewal programs,

Instead we're gonna be fighting to get this hero a second term, and then listen to everyone claim they voted for him in twenty years.
 

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This is just hilarious. I actually think this bill was part of a Dem strategy to either fuck up his trade deal or put Trump in a no-win situation.

And ironically, Trump signs the bill, China does nothing, and he ends up being a hero. Where is that Nobel Peace prize?

The poor Dems just can't win.
Deep state won't give him the Nobel Peace price. They gave it to Obama who did nothing but be black, so why would they give it to a rich white guy who did shit?
 

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Deep state won't give him the Nobel Peace price. They gave it to Obama who did nothing but be black, so why would they give it to a rich white guy who did shit?
Obama certainly did something -- he invaded Libya and destabilized the country, certainly deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize imo. He also lost track of guns he sold to the cartels which were in turn used to murder innocent people and then had the brass set of nuts to rant about gun control, the silly fuck. Of course, the media loved him. Nothing to see here, citizens.
 
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China says its troops in Hong Kong are ready to take action after Trump signed two bills in support of the city's anti-government protests
  • Troops in Hong Kong are ready to take orders from Beijing, a spokesperson said
  • Soldiers are 'resolute', 'confident' and 'capable' of quelling the unrest, he added
  • Comes after Trump yesterday signed into law two bills to support demonstrators
  • China warned 'counter measures' and urged the U.S. to mind its own business
China has warned that its troops in Hong Kong are ready to take orders from Beijing after U.S. President Donald Trump signed two bills in support of the city's anti-government protests.

The Chinese Ministry of National Defense said today that soldiers stationed in the financial hub were 'resolute', 'confident' and 'capable' of protecting the nation's sovereignty and security.

The statement came after Beijing summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Brandstad earlier today to demand that Washington stop interfering with its internal affairs immediately.

President Trump yesterday signed into law two bills, backing pro-democracy activists who have staged demonstrations for nearly six months.

The news also came after President Trump last week claimed that he had prevented the former British colony from being 'obliterated in 14 minutes' by the People's Liberation Army. He said he had talked Chinese President Xi out of giving the order.

Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, said today that President Xi had given clear instructions regarding the anti-riot tasks in Hong Kong.

'The Hong Kong-based troops follow the command of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Central Military Commission at any time,' Colonel Ren said at a press conference in Beijing.

'[The troops] are resolute, confident and capable of carrying out the Basic Law as well as the responsibilities and duties endowed by the Law of the People's Republic of China on Garrisoning Hong Kong, uphold national sovereignty, security and developmental interests, safeguard Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability,' Colonel Ren added.

Chinese President Xi said earlier this month that stopping violence was the most urgent task for Hong Kong.
 

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China says its troops in Hong Kong are ready to take action after Trump signed two bills in support of the city's anti-government protests
  • Troops in Hong Kong are ready to take orders from Beijing, a spokesperson said
  • Soldiers are 'resolute', 'confident' and 'capable' of quelling the unrest, he added
  • Comes after Trump yesterday signed into law two bills to support demonstrators
  • China warned 'counter measures' and urged the U.S. to mind its own business
China has warned that its troops in Hong Kong are ready to take orders from Beijing after U.S. President Donald Trump signed two bills in support of the city's anti-government protests.

The Chinese Ministry of National Defense said today that soldiers stationed in the financial hub were 'resolute', 'confident' and 'capable' of protecting the nation's sovereignty and security.

The statement came after Beijing summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Brandstad earlier today to demand that Washington stop interfering with its internal affairs immediately.

President Trump yesterday signed into law two bills, backing pro-democracy activists who have staged demonstrations for nearly six months.

The news also came after President Trump last week claimed that he had prevented the former British colony from being 'obliterated in 14 minutes' by the People's Liberation Army. He said he had talked Chinese President Xi out of giving the order.

Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, said today that President Xi had given clear instructions regarding the anti-riot tasks in Hong Kong.

'The Hong Kong-based troops follow the command of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Central Military Commission at any time,' Colonel Ren said at a press conference in Beijing.

'[The troops] are resolute, confident and capable of carrying out the Basic Law as well as the responsibilities and duties endowed by the Law of the People's Republic of China on Garrisoning Hong Kong, uphold national sovereignty, security and developmental interests, safeguard Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability,' Colonel Ren added.

Chinese President Xi said earlier this month that stopping violence was the most urgent task for Hong Kong.
China is looking weaker by the day. Can't keep a single megacity under control without resorting to military force. Says a lot about their governmental structure...
 
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