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Hong Kong Policy Reevaluation Act of 2019

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A bill to amend the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 to require a report on how the People's Republic of China exploits Hong Kong to circumvent the laws of the United States.


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06/12/2019Introduced in Senate

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06/12/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 06/12/2019
Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND] 06/19/2019

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Senate Foreign Relations06/12/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (06/12/2019)

Hong Kong Policy Reevaluation Act of 2019

This bill directs the Department of State to report to Congress on China's activities in relation to Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is a part of China but has a mostly separate legal system, which includes protection for civil liberties such as free speech and freedom from arbitrary imprisonment. The United States and Hong Kong have a bilateral relationship separate from the U.S.-China relationship, based in part on the existence of Hong Kong's separate legal and economic system.

The report shall assess how the Chinese government extradites or coercively moves foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, from Hong Kong to mainland China. It shall also describe how China uses Hong Kong to avoid U.S. export controls, duties on imported goods, and sanctions.

The State Department shall report on China's use of Hong Kong security agencies to (1) conduct espionage against foreign nationals, (2) conduct influence operations, and (3) violate civil liberties protected under Hong Kong law.