U.S. gravely concerned by proposed amendments to Hong Kong extradition laws


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is gravely concerned about proposed amendments to Hong Kong laws that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Monday.

Morgan Ortagus told a regular news briefing that “the continued erosion of the ‘one country, two systems’ framework puts at risk Hong Kong’s long-established special status in international affairs.”

Reporting by David Brunnstrom and David Alexander; Editing by Peter Cooney

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