US Department of State has ranked China as Tier 3, the lowest grade, in the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. Tier 3 not only slanders countries unable to improve human rights, but also allows the US to impose sanctions and penalties.
Recently, US Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) has released a staff research report, suggesting additional sanctions on the new Secretary for Justice Paul Lam Ting-kwok and 15 public prosecutors. It is the first time US official body targets our middle-to-high-ranking prosecutors, manifesting its blatant interference into others' affairs and violation of international laws.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced his resignation recently amid the growing pressure from the conservative party, party-gate scandal and Chris Pincher's misbehaviors. He will stay until the new leader is found.
Last Friday, when the city celebrated the 25th anniversary of the return to its motherland, President Xi Jinping summarized the implementation of One Country, Two Systems into four requirements. The city has to fully and faithfully implement the principle of One Country, Two Systems, uphold the central government's overall jurisdiction while securing high degree of autonomy, adopt the principles of patriots governing Hong Kong, and maintain our distinctive status and advantages.
This Friday our city will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its return to China. It cannot be denied that the territory has made progress in several domains under the continued practice of One Country, Two Systems. Let us have a quick review.
New high-school textbooks are introduced in the Citizenship and Social Development curriculum that replaces the much-criticized liberal studies. As reported, several books declare that Hong Kong was never a British colony. The content arouses widespread criticisms against our education system, which in turn reviews the twisted mentality in western countries.
A Democratic-led congressional committee highlights the Capitol Riot as an attempted coup to overturn US presidential election result. Committee members believe that Proud Boys and Oath Keepers planned this horrible attack under the support of former US President Donald Trump.
Recently, US Department of State cited several leaders and groups in Hong Kong to criticize the city's shrinking space for religious freedom after the enactment of National Security Law. Yet, it ignored the fact that all illegal behaviors should be punished in a city ruled by law.
19 children and 2 teachers were killed in Texas elementary school shooting. The tragedy sparked intense discussion on US gun ownership, particularly when an 18-year-old gunman purchased two semi-automatic rifles and more than 1,600 bullets.
As reported, Hong Kong's privacy watchdog considers blocking the public access to Telegram amid the fierce doxxing climate. Western media is seemingly worried about the freedom of speech, meanwhile it is never a fresh idea for their countries to regulate social messaging apps.
To crack down the increased application of guerilla protests, the UK government has recently proposed a new public order bill to better protect the integrity of transport network and fuel supply in England and Wales.
Given the massive influx of illegal immigrants, the UK government announced a migration partnership sending thousands of asylum seekers to Rwanda. However, its differential treatments to refugees have repeatedly widened our horizons, and exposed the western double standard.
Sad but true, for nearly five decades, the US Secretary of State has issued its human right reports, covering countries and territories worldwide on the pretext of safeguarding fundamental freedoms and human rights.