Zooming In host Simone Gao spoke with Frank Gaffney, Vice Chairman of the Committee on Present Danger: China about the vast protest in Hong Kong against an extradition bill.
On June 10, 1.03 million Hongkongers took to the street to protest an extradition bill that would allow fugitives to be sent to China per the request of the Chinese government, potentially exposing dissidents and critics of Beijing to politically motivated prosecutions there.
In 1992, The United States passed the “The United States–Hong Kong Policy Act”. It allows the United States to continue to treat Hong Kong separately from China for matters concerning trade export and economics control after the 1997 handover.
Gaffney said if Hong Kong passed the extradition bill, the U.S. would inevitably revoke the Hong Kong Policy Act.