Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) is calling on President Joe Biden to speak up against China’s assault on democracy in Hong Kong, after nine activists in the Chinese-ruled city were given months-long sentences for commemorating victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre. “Once a thriving democracy, Hong Kong is now fully under the oppressive rule of General Secretary Xi Jinping and the Communist Chinese government. These unwarranted and unjustifiable arrests are just the latest proof of Hong Kong’s sad transformation,” Scott said in a statement. Among those sentenced to prison on Sept. 15 was Albert Ho, former chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, which has organized the annual candlelight vigil since 1990. Hong Kong authorities banned the vigil this year and last year, citing concerns about the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. Despite the ban, …


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