- Hong Kong lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow extradition of residents to mainland China.
- Passing the law could lead to the US revoking Hong Kong’s special commercial status, potentially exposing it to tariffs on Chinese goods.
- It could also lead foreign companies to flee Hong Kong rather than risk ending up in China’s legal system.
- However, America may hesitate to clamp down on trade with Hong Kong, as it ran a surplus of nearly $34 billion with the territory in 2018.
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