From left, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Andrew Yang, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are introduced before the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

 

Shortly before President Trump swanned off to Mar-A-Lago to spend Thanksgiving tweeting and golfing, he signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. This bill was authored and shepherded through the Senate by Marco Rubio and its aim is to prevent Communist China from actively cracking down on demonstrators in Hong Kong and to keep Hong Kong’s “special status” intact. He signed a second bill banning the export of crowd-control devices and agents, such as teargas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, and stun guns, to Hong Kong.

The ChiComs were not amused.

“This is a pure interference in China’s internal affairs,” China’s ministry of foreign affairs said on Thursday, hours after the bill was signed by Trump. “This bill, which has been denounced by all Chinese people, including Hong Kong compatriots, is full of prejudice and arrogance. It treats Hong Kong with intimidation and threats,” the ministry said in a statement.

“Such an act will make Chinese people, including Hong Kong compatriots, understand the sinister intentions and hegemonic nature of the US,” the ministry added in comments repeated across Chinese state media. “The US plot is doomed to fail.”

Beijing summoned US ambassador Terry Branstad for the second time in a week to demand that Washington stop interfering in China’s internal affairs. China also promised it would retaliate with “firm countermeasures”.

Asked what those countermeasures would be, Geng Shuang, spokesman for the ministry said in a regular press briefing on Thursday: “What is due to come will eventually come”.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry deputy director Lijian Zhao, unleashed a tweet storm telling the United States to, essentially, remove the log from its own eye.

One can agree with most of what this odious toad has tweeted and still see that a nation that has twice elected a black president has far fewer and different race and ethnicity problems than a nation currently engaged in an actual, no-sh**, by-the-book genocide of its Uighur population.

The most striking thing about this incident is that you could be forgiven for thinking you were listening to the Twitter version of an Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden or Kamala Harris or Pete Buttigieg speech. For that matter, you could even think you’d been teleported into a freshman American History class at virtually any US university or a civics class at an increasing number of American high schools.

One would think that the American left would recoil from having their talking points regurgitated by a ChiCom spokesman to attack America and maybe reconsider their life’s work. But I doubt it.

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