The plan for the release of security laws with Hong Kong of China could make Trump suffer a greater pressure to be tougher with Beijing.
The unnamed source from Beijing yesterday revealed the National Congress of People’s delegates, the China National Assembly, will pass the security laws to Hong Kong during the ongoing annual session. This law will target the secession, subversive activities of foreign intervention in Hong Kong matters, as well as terrorist activities in this city.
Answering reporters while leaving the White House to go to Michigan on 21/5, US President Donald Trump said he “did not know what that is” when referring to the Chinese security law may be impending, adding that “if that happens, we will react incredibly tough”. However, it is unclear how the White House owner will act specifically.
When the protests took place in Hong Kong last summer, Trump, who proved not too concerned about democratic and human rights issues, was virtually silent, despite the bipartisan pressure in expressing more support for the protesters.
More recently, even when the Chinese government offensive because of the Covid-19 treatment, the problem made the relationship between Washington and Beijing most stressful for decades, Trump still cautiously had no words of insult to the close president. In addition, he is said to want to rapidly conduct trade agreements on the sides of January, in order to increase the outlook for re-election.
In that context, the proposal on the new security Law for Hong Kong as “pour oil into fire” tensions between the two countries, set a major challenge for the relationship between the two leaders, when this information caused the American Congress to anger. Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen and Republican Senator Pat Toomey said they would propose a bipartisan bill to punish officials, the Chinese entity enforcing security Law in Hong Kong.
This measure also includes sanctions with banks that cooperate with individuals and the above entities, as their conduct is deemed to violate the fundamental laws of Hong Kong, a legal text that guarantees considerable authority to the region until 2047.
The protest of Beijing’s Hong Kong control effort is one of the few issues that both Democratic and Republican are most interested in. “The United States cannot let this thing survive,” said Republican Senator Josh Hawley, Trump’s loyal allies, to write on Twitter, adding that he would present a resolution in the Senate to “condemn the suppression effort” and call on “All free nations to support Hong Kong”.
“The proposed Security Act is a sign that Beijing’s weakness, not the strength. Hong Kong’s special status brings benefits to China and the world. I do not understand why Beijing continues to threaten that state with such proposals, “the Democratic senator, Eliot Engel.
In addition to pressure from the U.S. Congress, Trump’s recent re-election campaign has also increasingly focused on the message against China, describing the country as a threat to the economic and security interests of the United States. This strategy was repeatedly deflected by Trump’s peaceful voice with his practice.
Trump’s Chinese policy has long been a “duel” issue among economic advisers who support more mediation relationships with Beijing, and policy makers led by Secretary Mike Pompeo and the leading security Advisory team. They regard China as the strategic rival that needs to be controlled.
At the time of the climax of the American trade talks – centered around 2018 and 2019, the economic focus of the economy seemed dominant and resulted in a series of Trump’s praise to his episodes. The U.S. president used to call China president “talented leader” and “great man”.
However, the outbreak of the Covid-19 was heavily influenced by the U.S. economy, causing Trump to be furious with China, arguing that his reelection campaign would have had many disadvantages, according to commentator Michael Crowley and Edward Wong of NYTimes. A few weeks ago, the Trump administration promoted the nCoV hypothesis from a laboratory in Wuhan without giving any evidence.
On 20/5, the U.S. National Security Council published a strategic document of the White House, detailing Washington’s “competition” approach, partly aimed at “forcing China to terminate or lessen the act of ShooteHealth damage to national interests, as well as American allies and partners. “
On the same day, the Trump administration caused Beijing to anger upon the ratification of the 18-man heavy torpedo sale contract for Taiwan valued at 180 million, in the context of tensions between the two shore Straits escalation. China considers Taiwan to be part of the territorial suspension and opposition to every action that supports the island of America.
In May 11/2019, after the prolonged protests in Hong Kong, Trump signed through the “Democratic and human Rights Hong Kong” Act shortly before Thanksgiving, apparently wanting to ensure the least noticeable work possible. “I signed this bill for respect for the President of the United States, China and the people of Hong Kong,” he said.
However, the conservative allies of Trump this time are said to be more resolute than ever in the goal of promoting the tough U.S. president with China. Experts argue that no matter what, Beijing’s release of security laws with Hong Kong inevitably made relations with Washington worse, in the context of many who believe that relations with the two sides have fallen into a new Cold War state.
“Beijing’s earthquake will push U.S.-centered relations into the crisis, further promote nationalist tone in both sides,” said Evan Medeiros, former U.S. National Security Council, evaluation, further prediction that the two countries are at risk of pressure for mutual sanctions.
“Beijing seems to calculate that they are not going to damage anything economically when they make security laws with Hong Kong. Unfortunately, the Trump administration is now less influential with his administration. The US-central relation is basically in a free-falling state, “said Elizabeth Economy, director of Asian Studies at the Council of American Foreign Relations Advisory Board, identified.
Pearl (According to NY Times)