Former HK lawmaker condemns US Senate's bill on HK

EYEARICA TV: Hong Kong, China: A veteran Hong Kong lawmaker has voiced strong opposition to the passing of the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 by the U.S. Senate, saying it is a pure act to interfere in China’s internal affairs.
Chan Wing-kee, a former deputy to the National People’s Congress and a former member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, slammed the U.S. hypocrisy on human rights and democracy when condemning the U.S. Senate approval of bill on Hong Kong on Tuesday.
“The Hong Kong police have been very restrained in dealing with the riots. The whole situation has been well controlled by the Hong Kong police over the past months. If the same situation occurred in the United States, I’m sure the U.S. police would have already shot at the rioters and killed many of them. In terms of justice and freedom, Hong Kong is much better than the U.S. So the U.S. should stop making inappropriate remarks and applying double standards – one for itself, the other for others. It’s absurd. I think the U.S. is not in a position to comment on the Hong Kong police because they have done much better than their U.S. counterparts,” he said.
He said the Senate approval of the Hong Kong-related act is a wanton backing of the radical forces and violent activists in Hong Kong.
“In the name of ‘democracy’ and ‘freedom’, the U.S. drafted an act, which is a really bad idea for Hong Kong. Whom do the U.S. democracy and freedom serve? For the rioters or for most of Hong Kong compatriots? The U.S. passing of the act is actually a support to the rioters, to their ‘democracy’ and ‘freedom’, not for the basic human rights and freedom of most of Hong Kong compatriots. I think the U.S. passing of the act has set a very bad example,” he said.

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