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senate Bill S. 1838

Should the U.S. Sanction China if it Doesn’t Respect Democracy & Human Rights in Hong Kong?

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.

Alex's Opinion
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09/15/2019
I strongly urge you to support the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019. The people of Hong Kong were promised “a high degree of autonomy” but the Chinese Communist Party has reneged on this promise and now Hong Kong is struggling to maintain their democratic rights. The right to free speech, a free press, freedom to assemble, and even access to an open and impartial legal system are under jeopardy. With your support of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 we can advance the global democratic movement and protect the people of Hong Kong from losing their human rights. Please support the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019.
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Alex's Opinion
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11/20/2019
ABSOLUTELY! CHINA IS THE REAL ENEMY. People need to get their heads out of their ass that think otherwise. We need to start holding them accountable for their scumbag trade tactics, human rights violations and outright theft of our intellectual property! Tariff the shit out of them. Without us their economy would collapse. The sooner we unscrew ourselves from China the better!
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Mohammed's Opinion
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11/20/2019
Please sanction China for Human right violation. They are getting away from killing innocent
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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.

Jerry's Opinion
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11/20/2019
What hypocrisy when we have our own tin pot wannabe dictator who doesn’t give a crap about any human rights except his own to lie, steal, and malign. This is just another red herring from our country which has gleefully thrown away any global moral standing.
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Matthew's Opinion
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11/20/2019
Private businesses can decide if they want to trade and outsource to a China. But official US policy should be to engage all foreign countries.
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Jim's Opinion
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11/21/2019
hong kong is a part of china- not a part of the USA. Only the United Nations has authority to review a country's human rights record. This chauvinistic group think must stop
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house Passed November 20th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 417 Yea / 1 Nay
  • The senate Passed November 19th, 2019
    Passed by Voice Vote
    IntroducedJune 13th, 2019

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    I strongly urge you to support the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019. The people of Hong Kong were promised “a high degree of autonomy” but the Chinese Communist Party has reneged on this promise and now Hong Kong is struggling to maintain their democratic rights. The right to free speech, a free press, freedom to assemble, and even access to an open and impartial legal system are under jeopardy. With your support of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 we can advance the global democratic movement and protect the people of Hong Kong from losing their human rights. Please support the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019.
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    What hypocrisy when we have our own tin pot wannabe dictator who doesn’t give a crap about any human rights except his own to lie, steal, and malign. This is just another red herring from our country which has gleefully thrown away any global moral standing.
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    Let’s practice what we preach
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    ABSOLUTELY! CHINA IS THE REAL ENEMY. People need to get their heads out of their ass that think otherwise. We need to start holding them accountable for their scumbag trade tactics, human rights violations and outright theft of our intellectual property! Tariff the shit out of them. Without us their economy would collapse. The sooner we unscrew ourselves from China the better!
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    Please sanction China for Human right violation. They are getting away from killing innocent
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    The brutality on the side of the police is absolutely barbaric and crosses so many human rights violations. China needs to know that the world and especially the US is there for Hong Kong. Democracy and freedom are what we preach. It’s what we should protect. Hong Kong is begging for our help in this fight, and we should absolutely support them 100%
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    This is the worst possible time, but if push comes to shove, it’s the only moral thing to do. In years past we have not done our duty to try an help other groups who have been controlled, and even killed by other totalitarian governments, and we should be ashamed of ourselves for not doing the right thing, so now is the time to make up for it. When you consider the fact that we actually have traitors in our own government who are trying to overthrow our government so they can force a totalitarian government on us, what could be a better time to help the people in Hong Kong who are risking their lives go democracy? There is one question we have to ask ourselves. What are we doing to help the people who are suffering in the hell that is the Muslim world?
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    China is the main enemy of the US and we need to use all of the tools that we have to counter there actions.
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    I strongly urge solidarity with the citizens of Hong Kong. Failure to support HK protesters would be acquiescing to a tyrannical regime with little to no regard for human rights. The United States has long talked a big game about universal human rights and freedom from oppressive governments - let's put our money where our mouth is (for once).
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    Yes. It’s about time for congress and the wh to stand up for what’s right.
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    Tariffs and other taxes are the only way government policy is affected. Without sanctioning China, things will remain the same. Let’s do something about it for the good humankind. Not for the betterment of our economy, but for the fate of the world.
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    I support any action, in any country, to end human rights violations. This is a scenario in which a quid pro quo is warranted. Want aid? End your attocities. However, in the case of China, it is difficult to sanction them because of our corporate investment in China, as well as China holding so much of our debt. To separate the financial from the political would be next to impossible
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    Human rights and human dignity are what this nation was born from! It is our DNA. America should set and uphold those standards.
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    Stand up for freedom. Sanction China.
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    We need to defend democracy in all forms, in all countries. To not sanction a country for such atrocities like what is going on right now in Hong Kong would be undermining and devaluing democracy.
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    Goes without saying right thing to do
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    I am not real sure why we have not already taken at least some kind of action
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    Yes, we should sanction China, but we need to start respecting democracy ourselves, but that's not likely to occur with Trump in office.
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    Hell yes, we should sanction then.
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    China are not honoring the agreement made at the return of the island and peninsula in 1997 with Great Britain. This agreement was ratified by the international community. The people in Hong Kong have come to expect some inherent freedoms and these should be expanded not taken away by an autocratic regime.
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