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house Bill H.R. 3289

Should the U.S. Take Steps to Deter China From Undermining Hong Kong’s Autonomy?

Argument in favor

Hong Kong needs to remain a free, democratic, and autonomous entity but is facing increasing interference from the communist Chinese government. This bipartisan bill would show that the U.S. stands with Hong Kong by sanctioning those violating human rights and taking steps to protect American citizens and businesses in the event that extradition from Hong Kong to China is allowed.

Troy's Opinion
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07/01/2019
Of course you should. Unfortunately nothing will happen since china has us by the balls because Trump is a moron and doesn’t know what he’s doing. Not to mention John Bolton would rather go to war with Iran because that’ll make more money than any humanitarian efforts. The Republican Party is a bunch of sycophants and criminals
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Matthew's Opinion
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07/01/2019
Having lived in HK recently, the _vast_ majority of Hong Kongers vehemently dislike mainland Chinese policies and control. The protests are the freedom that Hong Kongers
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Robert's Opinion
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07/01/2019
We should help them to keep their freedom. We should not abandon them.
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Argument opposed

If China wants to undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy and status as a democratic government it’s going to do so whether or not the U.S. threatens sanctions in response. It may be a bipartisan effort, but this bill ultimately won’t do much to protect human rights or democracy in Hong Kong.

jimK's Opinion
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07/01/2019
Hard to do this given our administrations authoritarian approach to governance - kind of hypocritical. Also, we should not be telling a sovereign nation how they need to act. I do think that a diplomatic reminder of the economic benefits to China of an autonomous Hong Kong is warranted as are the benefits thus afforded to word trading partners.
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Hillary's Opinion
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07/01/2019
Not now. We have no moral authority left to spend anywhere. Let's get our own dictator wannabe and the power hungry senators and reps (who are so greedy that they knowingly allow a dictator-in-training to begin to flourish) out of office and consigned to history before we go telling anyone else how to live. Mitch McConnell I'm talking to YOU!
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burrkitty's Opinion
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07/01/2019
I’m not interested in manufacturing another war. I support Hong Kong 🇭🇰 but I don’t support endless wars. Deal with it DIPLOMATICALLY. (Not that this administration even understands that process.)
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      house Committees
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedJune 13th, 2019
    Of course you should. Unfortunately nothing will happen since china has us by the balls because Trump is a moron and doesn’t know what he’s doing. Not to mention John Bolton would rather go to war with Iran because that’ll make more money than any humanitarian efforts. The Republican Party is a bunch of sycophants and criminals
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    Hard to do this given our administrations authoritarian approach to governance - kind of hypocritical. Also, we should not be telling a sovereign nation how they need to act. I do think that a diplomatic reminder of the economic benefits to China of an autonomous Hong Kong is warranted as are the benefits thus afforded to word trading partners.
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    Not now. We have no moral authority left to spend anywhere. Let's get our own dictator wannabe and the power hungry senators and reps (who are so greedy that they knowingly allow a dictator-in-training to begin to flourish) out of office and consigned to history before we go telling anyone else how to live. Mitch McConnell I'm talking to YOU!
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    I’m not interested in manufacturing another war. I support Hong Kong 🇭🇰 but I don’t support endless wars. Deal with it DIPLOMATICALLY. (Not that this administration even understands that process.)
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    Having lived in HK recently, the _vast_ majority of Hong Kongers vehemently dislike mainland Chinese policies and control. The protests are the freedom that Hong Kongers
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    We should help them to keep their freedom. We should not abandon them.
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    I am posting a qualified YES because I believe the US should lead in this area, though the current administration will not be the ones to do it. We need to resume our role as the LEADER of the free world, not behaving as we did in the past by strong arming countries at every turn and invading countries to establish our version of “democracy”, but assume a more effective role as the respecter of nations and national borders that works to INFLUENCE other nations to do likewise. As with our Congress, we do not have to like every other country, but we do need to respect their right to form their own governments in whatever way they see fit. And we need to respect their borders as well as work to demonstrate that they must respect ours. People in every corner of the globe respect the US as an example to follow in creating governments that represent their people and in which their people can directly participate. If we want world changes, a sincere effort on the part of all countries, especially the US, to coordinate efforts into real actions that can support and influence countries that struggle with how to implement governmental forms that work effectively for their particular needs could produce a greater overall cooperation and ensure a more stable peace worldwide. In the case of Hong Kong, the proper influence over time may encourage China to see the true value of their window on the capitalist world and to be encouraged to manage it effectively rather than destroy it senselessly. It is our leadership that could accomplish this if we but set our minds and our foreign policy goals with mutual respect and influence rather than aggression.
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    We have no moral authority to be the boss of the world. Of course we want the people of Hong Kong to be safe. However, I noticed we don’t like election interference in our country by dictatorships, nor do we like to be told what to do within our borders by other countries. Why would other countries like to install us as their bosses? No more wars. Get the corrupt foreign installed dictator wannabe out of office.
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    I fully support and recommend passage. We should support Hong Kong in any way short of supplying weapons. It’s been the United States position to support fledgling democracies since the Cold War. #MAGA
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    The US needs to keep its nose out if others affairs. Great Britain took over Hong Kong after the Opium War. So if the people of Hong Kong want to do something it is up to them. Not us (US).
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    Hong Kong should remain free, but this is not Our issue. America Must stop attempting to impose Our ideals on the rest of the world. We Must guide, but never force.
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    Yes, all forms of authoritarianism need to be vanquished. Sadly, I’m not sure this can be a credible effort with trump in the White House.
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    Well, yes, the US should consider avenues to support Hong Kong. However, @GordonGChang was on topic 5 years ago. Why does the US have to stub its toe before seeing the approaching dictatorship's behavior?
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    We have a corrupt president and a Republican party who are co-conspirators in the threat of destroying our very own democracy, who set up our allies against ISIS for slaughter and the writer's of this bill still thinks the United States has any standing in this world, think again.
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    The “One Country, Two Systems” was brokered by the United Kingdom and the People’s Republic of China. In no way, should the United States government be enforcing this policy upon China. I sympathize with the Hong Kong protestors and understand China’s single party system beginning to seep into Hong Kong, but if the population of Hong Kong wanted its political freedom, then the United Kingdom is responsible for enforcing this policy. The United States must not interfere unless asked to by the United Kingdom. It sucks, but this is not our policy to enforce.
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    The former world leader America would’ve stood up for democratic values, but trump has undermined our credibility and bankrupted our moral ground. VOTING GOP ENABLERS OUT to rebuild our stature and leadership.
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    The right thing to do is help all democratic nations that enshrine values held by our own constitution and allow them to flourish and put down any authoritarian regime threatening them. The United States of America should stand with Hong Kong.
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    Yes! Hong Kong traditionally was alway a port of Free Trade and where international goods were tax free as The British rented it for 99 years from The Emperor Of China who the Communists deposed! The British at that point should have just nullified the agreement and annexed it as a full territory at that point in time! When the communists took control of China did fret offer any one money for the taking of their lands thigh they owned it for centuries? No! That Nation, The People’s Republic Of China is now and and always have been considered a Rogue Nation as any Communist/ Socialist Government should be! I stand by The Free people of Hong Kikongo as I stand for The Free National Government Of China in Exile on Taiwan!
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    America’s interest Yes. Great Britain is at fault here for relinquishing control to China.
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    I’m not a fan if China-not in the least. But, this isn’t our fight. If Hong Kong was one of our allies, it would be a different story.
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