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1. The following are excerpts from a news report, dated September 16, 2019, under the headline "Stand Up to Beijing, Hong Kong Singer Tells U.S. Lawmakers, Companies".|
WASHINGTON — Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho wants U.S. lawmakers and companies to criticize Beijing's actions in Hong Kong, to help change the Chinese Communist Party's behavior.
Ho told Reuters on Monday that Beijing was using its power and influence to quash dissent around the world,...
.....Beijing is exporting its authoritarian values around the world, Ho said.
"The only way to counter this global suppression is by hitting (China) where it really hurts," she said....
"We see businesses profiting" in China, she said. "There are a lot of U.S. companies that have been based in Shenzhen, and they have turned a blind eye to this issue, to these human issues."....
Ho will testify with Joshua Wong, secretary-general of Hong Kong's Demosisto party and leader of the "Umbrella Movement," and other activists in Congress on Tuesday at an event hosted by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC).
U.S. lawmakers are fine-tuning a bipartisan bill that would require an annual review of the special treatment Washington gives Hong Kong, including trade and business privileges, under the U.S. Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992.
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act would also make officials in China and Hong Kong, who have undermined the city's autonomy, vulnerable to sanctions....
Ho said the trade war had offered a "protective shield" for the people of Hong Kong, sheltering them from a violent Beijing crackdown, such as the deployment of troops.
Industry groups worry that the bill threatens fragile U.S.-China trade talks, but Ho said passage would send a powerful signal to other countries and reaffirm U.S. leadership in the world.
"I believe that Hong Kong is in the front lines of this very global fight for humanity itself," she said. (End excerpts)
2. The actions of those Hongkongers urging punitive measures from China's foes are reminiscent of the treachery of traitors or collaborators [ 汉奸 (Cantonese pronunciation: "hon gan")] with Japanese invaders during World War II.
Another apt description for those shameless people is the Chinese phrase 忘本 (Cantonese pronunciation: "mong boon") meaning "forgotten one's roots or ancestral origin".
3. It is quite laughable that those people seem to know little about world affairs. To urge US lawmakers to stand up to China or rather, punish China, is like teaching a tiger how to eat a lamb.
Perhaps one day if an individual or a company finds it profitable to create a computer game out of my conception of "The Trade War", those people can satisfy their treacherous instincts by playing the role of the "Psycho" to extract all the victim's teeth, gouge out his eyes, flay him alive, harvest his organs, etc.
P.S. I have to take off my hat to them if they dare to urge the natives to stand up to America during their testimony to Congress on Tuesday.