A pro-democracy advocate confronts riot police in Hong Kong on Sunday, when pan-democrat candidates scored landslide victories in district council elections. Photo: EPA-EFE

US lawmakers voice support for the message Hong Kong voters are sending to Beijing

  • But President Donald Trump and his State Department remain silent on the pro-democracy candidates’ lopsided victory on Sunday
  • ‘China take notice. The people are speaking,’ writes US Senator Josh Hawley
Topic |   US-China relations

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A pro-democracy advocate confronts riot police in Hong Kong on Sunday, when pan-democrat candidates scored landslide victories in district council elections. Photo: EPA-EFE
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The fate of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act will soon rest with US President Donald Trump. Photo: White House via AP

After Hong Kong democracy act passes, US lawmakers still have 150 other China-related bills to deliberate

  • Among the pending congressional legislation is a measure addressing ‘security threats’ caused by Beijing’s mass internment of Uygurs
  • Other subjects of bills targeting China include cybersecurity, the fentanyl trade, political influence operations, Taiwan and the South China Sea
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The fate of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act will soon rest with US President Donald Trump. Photo: White House via AP
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