Washington—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:

“The people of Hong Kong who took to the streets in protest this weekend showed tremendous courage and resolve. I share their concerns that the extradition laws proposed by Beijing would do serious damage to the rule of law and self-governance in Hong Kong. Beijing’s overreach once again calls into question their commitment to honor ‘one country, two systems’ and lays bare their blatant attempt to squeeze out the freedoms and values that make Hong Kong unique and special.”

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