US double standards on human rights, democracy expose its hypocrisy

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The US signed into law the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 in an attempt to blatantly bolster rioters and violence and interfere in China’s internal affairs. It goes against international laws and the fundamental principles of international relations and exposes the double standard and ugly hegemony of the US side. The Chinese government and the Chinese people are strongly opposed to such actions, echoed by everyone around the world who stands with justice.

The intentions of the US to create chaos in Hong Kong by signing the bill are blatantly obvious as it has nothing to do with human rights or democracy. Its purposes also run counter to the principles of human rights and democracy. After Hong Kong’s return to the motherland, the practices of “one country, two systems” principle have proved to be successful as HKers are entitled to unprecedented democratic rights. 

Some US politicians turned a blind eye to this and even intentionally defamed and sabotaged the place, while ignoring the violent acts of radicals in the past few months and confusing right from wrong. The rioters have damaged buildings, set fires, paralyzed traffic, attacked police and harmed citizens yet violence-plagued Hong Kong has been portrayed by these same politicians as “a beautiful landscape” in their eyes. They have become cheerleaders of criminals that any civilization and legal society would not tolerate.

Some US politicians shout the slogans of “human rights” and “democracy” loudly, accusing other countries of violating human rights, but they actually turn a blind eye to the serious human rights problems in their own country. 

One glaring example is the humanitarian catastrophe created by the sudden change of the US immigration policy on its southern border. Tens of thousands of refugees have been forcibly separated from their children, who have been locked up in squalid, cramped rooms, enduring hardships that wreak havoc on their young hearts. Then there’s the racism, gender discrimination, gun violence and violent law enforcement. Countless human rights issues are deeply rooted in the US society and there is no hope of solving them under the political polarization of American society. 

What highlights its hypocrisy of “human rights” and “democracy” is its repeated bullying tactics to resist or threaten UN and other NGOs from monitoring its own human rights situation, or even quit the UN human rights council. The US, with its stained human rights track record, has taken on an air of sanctimonious dignity, brandishing the so-called “human rights” baton, and deliberately distorting the truth.

In the name of freedom and democracy, the US interferes in other countries’ internal affairs. Although the US often vows to boost “diplomatic” and “human rights” ties with other countries and regions, it is really serving its own national interests under the guise of helping others achieve freedom.

The democracy and human rights advocated by the US have only brought wars and chaos to countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. As a result, many people have lost their lives or been forced to flee their homeland. The chaos also nurtures the quicker spread of extremist organizations like the Islamic State (IS). Facts have proven that the US is a disruptor of international rules and order, a troublemaker for human rights causes around the world, and the mastermind behind many humanitarian disasters.

Now, the US side is up to the same old tricks in Hong Kong by promoting its double standard human rights and democracy stand. The Hong Kong-related bill is full of pride and prejudice, intimidation and fright. Its nature is to undermine Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, sabotage the “one country, two systems” principle, and compromise the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

However, the US side is doomed to fail since its sinister conspiracy will be brought to light in time. The US hegemonism will only make the Chinese people more cohesive and united.

Hong Kong’s future is and always will be in the hands of the Chinese people, including patriotic Hong Kong residents. No force can ever stop China from realizing national rejuvenation.