Title

Hong Kong

Advisor(s)

Brandon Smith

Advisor(s)

Ethan Tse

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Start Date

29-4-2020 10:15 AM

End Date

29-4-2020 10:30 AM

Abstract

The relationship between China and Hong Kong has been very tense for years ever since Britain allowed Hong Kong to become for 50 years in 1997, before the region would have to officially return to China. Knowing that their 50 years of having a self-governing body will end in 2047, Hong Kong citizens are constantly afraid of their rights. Now to add to the tension, China attempted to pass the Extradition Bill, which would have any citizen of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau who has committed a crime, be tried in China instead of where they live. This created an uproar in the people of Hong Kong and consequently caused the protests. Even though the bill did not get passed, Hong Kong citizens continue to protest against the Chinese Government in the hope that they could stay independent. We believe that the U.S. should step in to protect Hong Kong from China’s overreach. The U.S. is the most powerful nation on Earth and must ensure the freedom for all who need it. The Chinese government is not free therefore if Hong Kong wants to escape it’s rule the U.S. should aid. If our government requires some kind of incentive or gain for the U.S, then helping Hong Kong could strengthen our bond and create a new and wealthy ally.

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Hong Kong

The relationship between China and Hong Kong has been very tense for years ever since Britain allowed Hong Kong to become for 50 years in 1997, before the region would have to officially return to China. Knowing that their 50 years of having a self-governing body will end in 2047, Hong Kong citizens are constantly afraid of their rights. Now to add to the tension, China attempted to pass the Extradition Bill, which would have any citizen of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau who has committed a crime, be tried in China instead of where they live. This created an uproar in the people of Hong Kong and consequently caused the protests. Even though the bill did not get passed, Hong Kong citizens continue to protest against the Chinese Government in the hope that they could stay independent. We believe that the U.S. should step in to protect Hong Kong from China’s overreach. The U.S. is the most powerful nation on Earth and must ensure the freedom for all who need it. The Chinese government is not free therefore if Hong Kong wants to escape it’s rule the U.S. should aid. If our government requires some kind of incentive or gain for the U.S, then helping Hong Kong could strengthen our bond and create a new and wealthy ally.