The US House of Representatives passed four legislation hitting on China, three of which are pro-democracy in Hong Kong and the last one appreciating Canada’s government in a discourse over the extradition of an executive from Huawei Technologies.
All four were unanimously passed, as members of Congress said they want to show support on Hong Kong’s protest after a four month tussle in the country.
One of the legislation passed, the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, would mandate the US secretary of state to acknowledge yearly that Hong Kong retain its autonomy to continue the special treatment that has allowed Hong Kong to be a paramount center of finance.
Second, Protect Hong Kong Act, an act for demonstrators that would ban exports of military equipment that Hong Kong policy may use.
Third, a non-binding resolution, where in the US House shows unending support by condemning China’s “interference” in its affairs. Moreover, this resolution supports resident’s right to protest.
Lastly, another non-binding resolution, commending Canada for its immediate response to extradite Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Canada in December.
The United States suspected Huawei of stealing American intellectual property, as a result, members of the congress say they look at the company as a security threat.
On the other hand, Hong Kong’s unrest for four months has affected residents massively as China is choking on the democratic rights of the people.
The continuing trouble is a huge challenge for Xi Jinping, China’s president, since he was elected in 2012.