U.S. declares Hong Kong no longer enjoying autonomyChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 27, 2020
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that Hong Kong no longer enjoys the autonomy promised by Beijing, stripping the financial hub of its special status under U.S. law.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Topics: U.S. Hong Kong
"I certified to Congress today that Hong Kong does not continue to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as US laws were applied to Hong Kong before July 1997," Pompeo said in a statement.
"No reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from China, given facts on the ground." ■