Gloomy US Update on Hong Kong

Two decades after the 1997 handover by the British government of Hong Kong to the government in Beijing, the American prognosis for the territory has darkened significantly, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service dated Aug. 23. The hard-hitting two-page report is precise and concise, highlighting six areas of democratic retrenchments along with pending US legislative responses. But passing any legislation about Hong Kong is unlikely to be on the minds of US lawmakers.

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