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Chapter : Hong Kong Government Responds to Protests : June 16, July 9, and September 4, 2019
Hong Kong Government Responds to Protests : June 16, July 9, and September 4, 2019
A proposal by the Hong Kong government to allow accused criminals to be sent to countries with which the territory does not have extradition agreements—including China—set off a wave of massive public protests against the bill in 2019. The movement grew to encompass additional demands, including a call for greater autonomy from mainland China, and persisted even after the government withdrew the extradition bill.
Extradition Legislation Feeds Concerns over Chinese Influence
Hong Kong was a British colony for approximately 150 years before the territory was given back to China on July 1, 1997. According to the Sino-British Joint Declaration authorizing the ...