Real Clear World – The Hong Kong Extradition Bill and China’s Weakness


    Massive demonstrations have erupted in Hong Kong, triggered by a proposed new law that would make it much easier to transfer residents of Hong Kong to Chinese custody. Hong Kong is part of China, but it has a different legal system, derived from its past as a British colony, and many Hongkongers see the law as intended to short-circuit their rights from the colonial period and make them subject to Chinese laws, which limit the rights of the accused.

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