Statement on Signing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019
Today, I have signed into law S. 1838, the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019" (the "Act"). The Act reaffirms and amends the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, specifies United States policy towards Hong Kong, and directs assessment of the political developments in Hong Kong. Certain provisions of the Act would interfere with the exercise of the President's constitutional authority to state the foreign policy of the United States. My Administration will treat each of the provisions of the Act consistently with the President's constitutional authorities with respect to foreign relations.
DONALD J. TRUMP
The White House,
November 27, 2019.
NOTE: S. 1838, approved November 27, was assigned Public Law No. 116-76. An original was not available for verification of the content of this statement.
Donald J. Trump, Statement on Signing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/335067