November 14, 2019

Divide between President Trump and US Congress on Hong Kong widens as violence rises

Featuring Daniel Kliman

Source: The Straits Times

Journalist Charissa Yong

The escalating violence in Hong Kong is spurring the United States Congress to push harder for a law that would support pro-democracy protesters, a rare bipartisan momentum that stands in contrast to President Donald Trump's relative silence on the issue.

Senators are doubling their efforts to push for a vote on the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. The Bill would require an annual certification of whether Hong Kong remains sufficiently autonomous, thereby discouraging Chinese encroachment of the city's autonomy.

Read the full story and more in The Straits Times.

Authors

  • Daniel Kliman

    Senior Fellow and Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Daniel M. Kliman is Senior Fellow and Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He is an expert in Asia-Pacific strategy,...