Visiting US President Donald Trump about to shake hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November 2017. Trump continues to speak fondly of Xi, even after signing a bill that would allow punishment of Chinese officials for infringements of Hong Kong’s freedoms. Photo: Tass/Abaca Press/TNS

Why Hong Kong protesters can’t count on Trump, human rights act or not

Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Visiting US President Donald Trump about to shake hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November 2017. Trump continues to speak fondly of Xi, even after signing a bill that would allow punishment of Chinese officials for infringements of Hong Kong’s freedoms. Photo: Tass/Abaca Press/TNS
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Alex Lo
Alex Lo
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

My Take by Alex Lo

The United States is once again selective in caring about rights

  • Americans only care about democracy, freedom and human rights when they can be used against enemies, and the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act is testament to that

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