US Senior Official: If the CCP Suppresses Hong Kong, the US Considers the Emergency Plan
David Stilwell, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the US State Department, said he was “very concerned” about the situation in Hong Kong, where the Chinese army appeared on the streets of Hong Kong
Senior officials of the US State Department told the Chinese media on Saturday (November 23) that if the CCP violently suppresses Hong Kong protests, the United States is considering Emergency plan. He pointed out that the high degree of autonomy that Hong Kong once enjoyed is now “reducing”.
Chinese media reported on November 24 that David Stilwell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the US State Department, said that he was “very concerned” about the situation in Hong Kong and that the Chinese army appeared on the streets of Hong Kong.
Stilwell said that the United States is “trying to understand whether it (Hong Kong protest) can not be resolved peacefully, what we will do next, what we will do.” His remarks suggest that if the situation in Hong Kong evolves into violent suppression, as in 1989 6 In the Tiananmen incident of the month, Washington will weigh various options.
Stilwell continued: “Many people regard the Tiananmen incident on June 4, 1989 as a comparison. It looks like this.” He said: “After June 4th, Sino-US relations suffered a serious blow. The President insisted that Beijing be cautious (Hong Kong protest).”
He said that Beijing has not yet done something like Hong Kong in June 1989. If Beijing does this, it will only make things worse.”
Stilwell said that the people of Hong Kong “hope to have the right to choose in elections. If there is no such option, this “one country, two systems” system will cease to exist.
Last week, the US Congress passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which aims to support Hong Kong’s democratic protests. Members urged President Trump to sign the bill to formally become law.
The bill authorizes the US government to impose sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials involved in human rights violations and requires the State Council to conduct an annual review of the United States’ special status in Hong Kong on trade matters.
Within 24 hours. The US Senate passed the Hong Kong Bill of Rights and Democracy without objection. The House of Representatives only had one vote against it. The two parties and the two houses showed historical unity and efficiency in the legislation of the bill.
If President Trump does not sign or veto within 10 days of the passage of the bill, the bill will automatically take effect. If the president vetoes the bill, the Senate and the House of Representatives will overturn the president’s veto if they have a two-thirds majority of the members voting for the bill.