Pence stands with Hong Kong

Protesters gather in support of Hong Kong at an NBA game.
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(Washington, D.C.—Oct. 26, 2019) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence backed Hong Kong protesters at an address this week. He also criticized American companies that kowtow to China when it comes to human rights.

Pence, who was giving a speech on policies regarding China, called Hong Kong “a living example of what can happen when China embraces liberty.”

“And yet,” he continued, “for the last few years, Beijing has increased its interventions in Hong Kong and engaged in actions that curtail the rights and liberties that Hong Kong’s people were guaranteed through a binding international agreement.”

He went on to say that the U.S. was “inspired by” and “stands with” Hong Kong, where protesters have been fighting the government for their rights.

They have faced much opposition from the authorities, with one police officer even shooting a protester in the chest.

Pence also slammed American companies, including Nike and the NBA, for their failure to stand up for Hong Kong’s rights.

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