Protests in Hong Kong

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TLDR: the extradition law which the protest is against enables the Chinese government to extradite anyone in Hong Kong who violates the Chinese law. The main problem is – according to the Chinese law, you don’t have to be within China to violate their law – say if you punch a Chinese citizen in the US, you violate Chinese law too and they can file a bill to extradite you to mainland China if you ever visit Hong Kong once this law passes (planned to be on 12 June). The courts in Hong Kong have no rights to review the evidence nor the correctness of the charges according to this law. This virtually gives the Chinese government the power to arrest anyone in Hong Kong whenever they feel like it and we can do nothing about it.

 

h/t mission_improbables

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