US politicians continue to push Bill backing Hong Kong democracy

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Congress would swiftly advance the bipartisan Bill, and that much more must be done to fully realise the Hong Kong people's aspirations of real autonomy guaranteed by the "one country, two systems" principle.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Congress would swiftly advance the bipartisan Bill, and that much more must be done to fully realise the Hong Kong people's aspirations of real autonomy guaranteed by the "one country, two systems" principle.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON - United States politicians welcomed Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's withdrawal of the extradition Bill that has sparked months of protests, but pledged to continue to support the protesters' push for democracy, in an implicit acknowledgement that the turmoil is not yet over.

"We continue to stand with the people of Hong Kong as they exercise their democratic rights," wrote Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer on Twitter on Wednesday (Sept 4). "The withdrawal of Beijing's extradition Bill is long overdue."

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