By Zhong Sheng
It is appalling that radical rioters have resorted to violence to commit crimes and cause chaos in Hong Kong. What’s even worse, the U.S. Congress passed the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 recently in an attempt to whitewash the violent acts, support the radical protesters and interfere in the internal affairs of China.
Such vicious practice to incite violence in Hong Kong disobeys justice, violates the international law and the fundamental norms of international relations, and will certainly be condemned by the international community.
Anyone with some conscience should be aware of what has really been going on in Hong Kong for the past five months.
The rioters have smashed buildings, committed arson, attacked police officers who enforced the law rightfully and assaulted innocent citizens, seriously endangering the basic human rights of Hong Kong residents, including their personal safety and freedom of speech.
They also hurled petrol bombs into trains and stations, disabled public transportation, and besieged universities and threatened to turn them into riot bridgehead.
Hong Kong’s rule of law and social order has been severely trampled and human rights and democracy are nowhere to be found. Not one single country in the world could tolerate such horrible crimes in the name of democracy.
The violent acts have constantly challenged the bottom line of civilization and the cloak of the so-called peaceful demonstration has already been lifted.
When media reports about Hong Kong police enforcing the law to end violence became known by more people, the international media started to see through the brutality of the black-clad and masked protestors.
After a citizen of Hong Kong was burnt seriously by the protesters, Hedley Thomas, an Australian reporter, couldn’t help but criticize the rioters for their horrible acts.
When a Japanese tourist was beaten by the demonstrators, foreign netizens became more aware that the so-called peaceful demonstrations are actually crimes.
What’s more, many foreign universities began to help their students studying in Hong Kong to leave there since the Hong Kong universities were besieged by protesters. They warned that the violence had reached a new level.
It is recognized by the international community that the Hong Kong rioters have threatened civilization and social order and pushed Hong Kong to the edge of an abyss.
While human rights, democracy and rule of law have been wrecked in Hong Kong, the U.S. Congress, full of evil intentions, is trying to stir up troubles by passing the Hong Kong-related bill.
For months, some politicians in the U.S. have taken great pains to cover up the truth about Hong Kong. When they realized that their minions, namely the Hong Kong protesters, became increasingly unpopular among the public, and were even disgusted by the citizens, they had no choice but to go on the stage and make no longer secret of their true intentions.
Under the guise of human rights and democracy, the U.S. politicians distorted facts, beautified violence and crimes, and challenged global justice.
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 has nothing to do with human rights and democracy and is merely an attempt of the U.S. to manipulate Hong Kong for its own diplomatic purposes and benefits, noted Tom Fowdy, a scholar with the University of Oxford.
Obsessed to seek personal interests, some U.S. politicians have decided to twist the basic values of human rights and democracy and stand opposite the justice upholders in the world.
The Hong Kong protesters seek more to insult and overthrow the government than to solve actual problems, said Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, adding that this is a misfortune for both Hong Kong and the entire region.
During an interview with Joey Siu, a spokesperson for anti-China chaos in Hong Kong, British journalist Tim Sebastian confronted her with questions such as why their illegal activities were safeguarding the rule of law instead, why the attempt to kill the police officers was somehow self-defense and why didn’t they criticize the protesters beating those who disagree with them.
The truth has already come out in the wash. Some U.S. politicians, however, are determined to hold a candle to the devil and incite the protesters to violence out of prejudice against China and ulterior motives.
The Hong Kong-related bill fully exposed the evil intentions of some American politicians to destabilize Hong Kong and hinder China’s development. Their plans to incite violence and disrupt Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability are doomed to fail.
Some U.S. politicians are moving against the currents and will only end up humiliating themselves no matter what tricks they play.
(Zhong Sheng is a pen name often used by People’s Daily to express its views on foreign policy.)