Why foreign governments are so worried about Hong Kong’s extradition law

Mary Hui
Why foreign governments are so worried about Hong Kong’s extradition law

Around the world, from the US to Japan, governments have made clear that Hong Kong should shelve, or at the very least postpone, the controversial extradition bill that has brought sparked some of the worst political unrest in the city in decades. The bill would allow the extradition of suspects from Hong Kong to face trial in the mainland—something that hasn’t been possible since the city passed from British rule to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. The law’s reach could also extend to foreigners living in or passing through Hong Kong.