US 'standing with' regions only to cause trouble

By Zhang Zhouxiang
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On Thursday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a statement over the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Legislative Council's decision to adopt electoral reform, in which he claimed the bill "severely constrains people in Hong Kong from meaningfully participating in their own governance".

As always, while issuing that on Twitter, he used the hashtag #StandWithHongKong.

It seems that Blinken, like his predecessors, has kept the habit of "standing with" people elsewhere in the world.

In 2011, Hillary Clinton said she "stood with" the people of Syria, and the country fell into chaos that persisted until today.

In 2014, John Kerry "stood with" the people of Ukraine, and the country later fell into civil military conflicts.

US secretaries of state mean they want to cause trouble in a country or region when they claim to "stand with" the people there. They just stand with whatever force is against the government and could bring the situation there into chaos.

That's why more than one US secretary of state has targeted Hong Kong. In 2020, Mike Pompeo "stood with" the people of Hong Kong, and now Blinken has taken the baton from him. The two from two parties share the same purpose, namely preventing law and order on the soil of China.

But Hong Kong as part of China is fundamentally different from other regions and no US politician could dream of inciting riots there again. In June 2020, the National People's Congress National Committee passed the Hong Kong National Security Law. In March, the NPC National Committee passed the electoral reform act of Hong Kong. This week the LegCo has finished the local legislation portion.

This means the previous loopholes -- which rioters and home-haters made use of in 2019 and earlier -- have been closed.

This also means Blinken or his successors will never again find an agent who could incite violence there. Maybe that's why Blinken was busy "standing with" Hong Kong. He knows clearly that there will not be a chance for him to stretch his black hands into that city in the future.

Just stopping his bad words and black hands might be a better choice.

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