Cotton warns China: Crackdown on Hong Kong would be "grave miscalculation of historic proportion"
While protesters in Hong Kong have encountered an increasingly violent crackdown, they are receiving broad support from the sidelines. Read more:
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The people of Hong Kong are bravely standing up to the Chinese Communist Party as Beijing tries to encroach on their autonomy and freedom. Any violent crackdown would be completely unacceptable. As I have said on the Senate floor: The world is watching.
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I stand with the people of Hong Kong in their struggle for freedom and accountability. We have a responsibility to speak up in defense of democracy and make clear that a violent crackdown by the Hong Kong or Chinese governments against this protest would be unacceptable.