The signing of the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 is just a political action, which in fact has nothing to do with democracy or human rights, according to Starry Lee Wai-king, a member of Hong Kong Legislative Council, as well as the chairperson of Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB).
“Obviously, it’s a political action that makes use of the special situation in Hong Kong for further political operation. I can’t see how the U.S. political actions help Hong Kong with so-called ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’. Democracy can only be achieved within the framework of ‘one country, two systems,'” she said.
Jacky Ko Chung-kit, deputy secretary-general of the Y. Elites Association, said human rights are just an excuse for the United States.
“The United States is using Hong Kong to attack our country under the guise of ‘human rights’. Hong Kong is part of China. We do not need intervention from the U.S. at all. The hegemony and devious scheme of the United States will never succeed,” he said.
Angus Ng Hok-ming, executive president of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Youth Association, said the United States has no right to point its finger at China’s internal affairs.
“Hong Kong is part of China. There’s no chance for the U.S. to pass a sort of bill and tell us what to do. I think it’s extremely ridiculous. Hong Kong is our house and the motherland is our home. At what time can an outsider rush into here and tell us what to do? This double standard shows U.S. bad faith in diplomacy. The country itself has already quit the UN Human Rights Council. They themselves even feel some of their ideas don’t hold water. We must unite the vast majority of youths to do things right, so as to build a better future for Hong Kong,” he said.