China reacts to Trump signing two bills backing Hong Kong protests

China reacts to Trump signing two bills backing Hong Kong protests

LELAND: ALL RIGHT. PEOPLE IN THE STREETS OF HONG KONG SINGING THE U.S. NATIONAL ANTHEM AND WAVING AMERICAN FLAGS ONE DAY AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED TWO BILLS BACKING THE PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS THERE IN HONG KONG. THE CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY CALLING THE MOVE A, QUOTE, SEVERE INTERFERENCE IN HONG KONG AFFAIRS, SERIOUS VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND BASIC NORMS GOVERNING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. SHOCKING, THE CHINESE ARE NOT SO HAPPY ABOUT PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS, LAURA. WHAT’S INTERESTING TO WATCH NOW AS WE’RE SEEING IS HOW MUCH THIS IS ENERGIZING THE PROTESTERS IN HONG KONG. FROM THE SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST THERE IN ASIA, A SENSE OF UNEASE HANGS OVER HONG KONG AS PROTESTERS PREPARE FOR ANTI-GOVERNMENT RALLY NEAR SITE OF VIOLENT CRASH BETWEEN RADICALS AND POLICE. THIS HAS CERTAINLY EMBOLDENED THE PROTESTERS TO GET THIS REAL VOICE OF SUPPORT FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP AND NOT ONLY FROM THE PRESIDENT, BUT ALSO FROM BOTH CHAMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT PASSED THE LAW. LAURA: ABSOLUTELY. YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU SEE THOSE IMAGES, I MEAN, THEY REALLY ARE SO JUST INCREDIBLE TO WATCH. THE AMERICAN FLAGS BEING FLOWN AND BEING WAVED AROUND IN HONG KONG, AND SOME OF THE PROTESTERS WHO WERE OUT THERE ON THE STREETS WAVING THOSE FLAGS HAD SOMETHING TO SAY. HERE ARE SOME OF THEM ON THURSDAY. >> I THINK THAT WE HAVE NO — WE ARE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO ADDRESS THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT. AND WE HAVE — WE HOPE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT CAN SUPPORT US. >> WE ARE HERE BECAUSE WE KNOW THE UNITED STATES HAS — [INAUDIBLE] FOR HONG KONG THIS MORNING, SO WE ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK THE UNITED STATES CITIZENS IS AND ALSO THE PRESIDENT, DONALD TRUMP, FOR SUPPORTING HONG KONG. FINISH. LAURA: YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY THAT THE MOVE OF SIGNING THOSE BILLS WAS A RISKY ONE BUT, OBVIOUSLY, LELAND, THE FOLKS OF HONG KONG WAVING THOSE FLAGS CERTAINLY BEHIND THE PRESIDENT ON THAT. LELAND: WELL, YEAH. THE RISK THAT THE CHINESE RETALIATE9 IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. ONE WAY THEY COULD IS IN TERMS OF THE TRADE NEGOTIATIONS THAT ARE GOING ON RIGHT NOW. THIS FROM THE CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER, THE LATEST STATEMENT SAYING THEIR ACT — MEANING THE UNITED STATES’ — WILL ONLY FURTHER EXPOSE THE MALICIOUS AND HEGEMONIC NATURE OF U.S. INTENTIONS TO THE CHINESE PEOPLE INCLUDING OUR HONG KONG COMPATRIOTS. WE URGE THE U.S. NOT TO CONTINUE GOING DOWN THE WRONG PATH OR CHINA WILL TAKE COUNTERMEASURES, AND THE U.S. MUST BEAR ALL CONSEQUENCES. NOT A VERY VEILED THREAT WHEN IT COMES TO THE NEGOTIATIONS THAT ARE GOING ON. STEVE MOORE TALKED ABOUT THAT JUST A LITTLE WHILE AGO, THAT THE CHINA TRADE DEAL COULD HAVE MAJOR RAMIFICATIONS TO THE U.S. ECONOMY, HAVE MAJOR RAMIFICATIONS TO THE CHINESE AS WELL. SO NOW COMES THE GAME OF CHICKEN. BUT POLITICAL OBSERVERS WILL TELL YOU THIS SORT OF PLAYS INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S WEEK OF BEING PRESIDENTIAL. YOU HAVE THE VISIT TO THE CHURCH IN AFGHANISTAN — LAURA: RIGHT. LELAND: — YOU’VE GOT THIS IN TERMS OF FOREIGN POLICY. VERY DIFFERENT THAN THE WEEK HE HAD BEFORE. LAURA: AND YOU KNOW WHAT? A COUPLE OF IMPORTANT WEEKS

25 Comments

  1. GEEZ, ! where did all those American flags come from over nite. WHO supplied them?
    Why would Trump do this b4 getting a new trade deal??

  2. China is a lost country, they need to stop with this communist vitriol. Hong Kong does not belong to the commies yet they want it so bad cause they are hurting that the tide is turning on them and the real chinese people do not want to live under an iron fist anymore. Time for serious change in that country…remember China was never a communist country till the second world war.

  3. 除了恶心中国,美国并不能把中国怎么样,2016年时南海争端已经证明了,我们不怕战争,为维护领土完整,我们可以与世界为敌!

  4. Pro-democracy protesters😂! Isn't that why AMERICA has been divided in a same way? Sorry, I am Russian, do not consider my opinion as a "Russian influence"😂.

  5. There's a first, a country actually asking for our help, waving our flags, not burning them, what do we do? We help as much as we can without starting WWIII, deport the 20 mil+ illegal aliens from the South and make room for these people who appreciate a free republic.

  6. Glad he's not presidential! We love Trump just as he is! He's our bad boy that protects us and loves America 👍 Greatest President this country has ever had!

  7. President Trump signed 2 bills backing the pro democracy protesters?
    Why don’t they tell more about these bills instead of this kind of superficial way of reporting without any evidence to support what they are saying?

  8. Let us take those Freedom supporting gladly taken all of those Hong Kong protesters allow them to become American citizens and let's trade back with the twisted leftist and take them back into China that would be a great trade-off and I'm sure it will work for both sides everybody's happy

  9. Why don't we just go ahead and trade our left for Hong Kong and then China can keep their communist ways and we get real Patriots that know a great thing when they see it.

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