I was flabbergasted by some folks from Hong Kong who seem extremely pleased with the passing of the Hong Kong human rights bill by the US Senate. The bill if executed will be mostly detrimental to Hong Kong’s economy. It will lead to economic slowdown and also job losses for the Hong Kong people. Under this weird bill, the US Secretary of State would have to certify at least once a year that Hong Kong retains enough autonomy to qualify for special US trading consideration that bolsters the status of Hong Kong as a world financial centre. Losing the privileges of being treated as a separate trading entity from China will lead to many unfavorable restrictions and disadvantages being imposed on Hong Kong.
Also, I find it ironic that the US Senate is criticizing China and Hong Kong governments for being brutal and violent to the Hong Kong people when