After six months of protests, Hong Kong recently delivered a strong rebuke to China over its attempts to broaden control over the semi-autonomous territory. Pro-democracy candidates overwhelmingly won local council elections, sweeping 347 of 452 seats.
Democracy in action, no doubt about it the kind that likely has Chinese President Xi Jinping seething, the kind that President Donald Trump should support.
On Wednesday, Trump took strong, positive action. He expressed solidarity with Hong Kongs pro-democracy movement by signing congressional legislation intended to show Hong Kong and Beijing where Americas sympathies lie.
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