Pompeo Reveals That Hong Kong is No Longer Autonomous From China

In a heartbreaking and impactful announcement Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that Hong Kong no longer is autonomous from China according to United States law.

According to The Hill:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said the U.S. no longer views Hong Kong as politically autonomous from China, a stark escalation in response to China’s plan to impose new security restrictions on the territory.

Pompeo clarified in a further statement that China’s expected passage of a national security law meant to impose more restrictions on Hong Kong’s autonomy will not allow for Washington to “continue to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as U.S. laws were applied to Hong Kong before July 1997.”

“After careful study of developments over the reporting period, I certified to Congress today that Hong Kong does not continue to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as U.S. laws were applied to Hong Kong before July 1997. No reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from China, given facts on the ground,” the secretary said.

The U.S. since 1992 has had separate political, economic and trade relations with Hong Kong. The policy carried over when the territory was transferred from British rule to Beijing control in 1997 and is part of how the U.S. views China’s “one country, two systems” policy.

The separation from China allowed Hong Kong to flourish and now the future of their economy is in question.

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Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
8 months ago

That is sad.

PHIL COLLINS
8 months ago

DUH!
WHEN THE TRANSFER OCCURRED IN 1997, I KNEW IT WAS DOOMED TO FAILURE.
WHY THE WORLD DIDN’T UNDERSTAND, IS BEYOND REASON!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
7 months ago
Reply to  PHIL COLLINS

In 1997 China took over Hong Kong.
It’s Chinese, always has been.

Marlene Hessler
Marlene Hessler
8 months ago

Time to cancel all contracts with the companies there.

Repatriate all that production. 100% employment in the US. WOOO HOOOO.

Send them the leftover ventilators and face masks. They’ll need them for the next chinese virus.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
8 months ago

So totally agree! EVERY able bodied American needs a job. EVERY adult, drawing a check, needs to work for it., if at all able.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
7 months ago
Reply to  Mandy Martin

Americans will not do boring assembly work.
We have people for that.
A billion Chinese.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
7 months ago

Woo Hoo?
Americans can not afford goods made by Americans.
We will have to lower our standard of living.

Americans are the the thinkers of the world.
Boring assembly work is not the US.

LiberalTearsAreMyVictory

Why is it that every time I comment and I am not toeing the PC line, I get moderated or worse yet straight censored…?

James
James
8 months ago

Join the Party!

JackPowersIII
JackPowersIII
8 months ago

You’re not the only one. My commentary, no matter how brutal, direct and factual is also limited or outright abused! My 1st amendment right to speak truth to power is being trampled because I insist that The Second Amendment is going to be used and with good cause.

Rose Marie Waugh
7 months ago
Reply to  JackPowersIII

HMMM. Not sure, but I don’t like the sound of it. Who watches over our responses to 1600? Is this a White House Blog. Do they respond the way our President wants them to? Everyone seems to be censored, included Pres. Trump.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
7 months ago

Because you are an asshole?

LiberalTearsAreMyVictory

Thank You C-H-I-N-A for the world pandemic! Yet another reason why the rest of the civilized world community are disgusted by you!

Rhina
8 months ago

America been violated by our own traitors racist Socialist radical liers with their illegal alien family and friends, & paid refugees with our own tax dollars. NO MORE self deporting must be encouraged. We find them it is too late we will band them for life. Only those who care for a better life need to prove it by self deporting NOW. We the people will not bow to Sharia law this pussy mask wearing stupidity belongs in the third world not here. Money we earn should be for us not for terrorist. True American loving people who love this country have been waiting in line for decades they speak English! They are ready to assimilate and become us. God knows we deserve better no more kindness.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
8 months ago
Reply to  Rhina

Absolutely agree! We must vote ONLY for the most dedicated citizens, who have a desire to keep America safe. Anyone, who has done everything correct to become a citizen, should get the help that they need to complete their citizenship.

Connie Payne
8 months ago

Back in 1997 I thought that it was the stupidest treaty for Hong Kong. They should have known it wouldn’t end well. And now they’re trying to do the same thing to Taiwan. They need to wake up.

Rose Marie Waugh
7 months ago
Reply to  Connie Payne

Yes and keep you responses coming.

John J
7 months ago

China, land where civil rights do not exist, we should break ALL ties with the sub human maggots

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
7 months ago
Reply to  John J

Nice.

richard wells
richard wells
7 months ago

I’m wondering where all the people were when Red China began their world conquest through such simple measures as copying/manufacturing everything we made at a far less price (and quality). Yep they were all out with their wallets to buy that cheap stuff and put countless people here out of work with factories closing. China has become a world power; now we protest and eventually end up like Hong Knog. Enjoy the new world order and bemoan the democracy we ever fostered

Ronald Crump
Ronald Crump
30 days ago

Thank you, so very much, for keeping us informed of the truth, even if it hurtful. At least we, the public, know.

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