环球时报英文版 2019-09-12 14:58:58
Q：some US lawmakers submitted a bill to the Congress on Tuesday, calling for a suspension of sales of law enforcement equipment by US companies to Hong Kong because the police in Hong Kong have been widely criticized for what they did to the protesters. The law enforcement equipment includes tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets. Whats your response?
A：I wonder if the US Congressmen want to save these anti-riot equipment to deal with problems at home?
With regard to what happened in Hong Kong recently, the facts are clear. More and more mainstream international media have reported the true situation in Hong Kong with on-site coverage.
For example, I just saw many high-resolution photos released by some Russian media, depicting demonstrators weapons like umbrellas with knives and barbs hidden inside and gasoline bombs. The reports said that some were carrying out terrorist and criminal activities under the cover of freedom and democracy. The root cause of Hong Kongs violence and chaos lies with the malicious forces behind the scene. The so-called press freedom in Hong Kong is nearing absurdity.
I would like to ask those US lawmakers, when the violent extremists in Hong Kong brutally assaulted and injured the police and brought public facilities like the airport and subway to a standstill, where is the rule of law that you claim to advocate?
When personal information of more than 1,000 police officers and their families were illegally exposed and they were targeted by crazy cyber bullying and threats, where are the human rights that you claim to champion?
When people holding different views were chased, surrounded and beaten by black-clad demonstrators wearing masks, where is the freedom you claim to stand for?
Some US lawmakers are beautifying the violent criminal offenses as fight for human rights and freedom. At the same time, they are defaming Hong Kong police by calling their forbearance and restraint "overuse of force". There is no worse insult to freedom, democracy and human rights than this. It is open disregard for the mainstream public opinion of ending violence and chaos and restoring order, and it exposes their stark hypocrisy and double standard.
How did the US police handle demonstrations? I believe many have vivid memories of the 2011 Occupy Wall Street movement, the 2015 unrest in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as the recent demonstrations in Portland, Oregon. If the scenes in Hong Kong were to appear in the US, would the US lawmakers still be so "kind"? We are curious to see.
It is because of the indulgence and support by some US politicians that the anti-China disruptors in Hong Kong are so reckless and unscrupulous.
At a recent press conference on the situation in Hong Kong, Spokesperson Yang Guang of the State Council Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office quoted Man Jiang Hong (a classical Chinese poem) composed by Chairman Mao Zedong in 1963.
Today I would like to add the following two lines: The ants climbing up a locust tree congratulate themselves for running a great empire, but it wont be easy for them to shake the tree.
I will reiterate that Hong Kong affairs are purely Chinas internal affairs. No foreign government, organization or individual has any right to interfere. Those playing with fire on this issue will end up getting burned themselves. We advise certain people in the US to stop pretending to be asleep, stop condoning violent criminal offenses, and stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs immediately.
PS The entire version of subject verse by Chairman Mao is as follows: