US Reiterates ‘Great Concern’ On Hong Kong Extradition Law

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Updated June 10, 2019
US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus stands at the lectern during a press conference at the US Department of State in Washington, DC on June 10, 2019.
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The United States on Monday voiced “great concern” about Hong Kong’s plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland after record crowds rallied in the semi-autonomous financial hub.

State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said the demonstration “clearly shows the public’s opposition” to the proposal, which she said jeopardized Hong Kong’s special status granted when Britain handed over control in 1997.