Hong Kong's fate shows China's true authoritarianism so the rest of the world should stand up to President Xi Jinping and start to put human rights above financial gain, pro-democracy activist @nathanlawkc tells @Reuters
@SecPompeo : The CCP implemented its draconian national security law on Hong Kong, in violation of the commitments it made to the Hong Kong people and the U.K., in a U.N.-registered treaty – and in contravention of Hong Kongers’ human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Taiwan is establishing itself as a regional power and protector of human rights as it offers aid to Hong Kong.
The 1st person was prosecuted under China's new security law in Hong Kong — a 23yo accused of crashing a bike into police, waving a pro-independence flag. 10 have already been arrested under the law, which has a max. life sentence and the UN says may "undermine human rights."
Hong Kong’s status as an autonomous region that respected the rule of law and protected human rights helped make the city a capital of international finance, writes Michael C. Davis. This achievement is now at risk.
I flew to Hong Kong to release @hrw ’s new World Report. This year it describes how the Chinese government is undermining the international human rights system. But the authorities just blocked my entrance to Hong Kong, illustrating the worsening problem.
Every American has the right to voice their support for democracy and human rights for Hong Kong. Full stop.
Every day, I’m inspired by the heroism of the countless protestors in Hong Kong working to advance the cause of democracy and human rights. Their bravery is reminding the world of the power of nonviolent action.