US lawmakers say Hong Kong could leak tech to China


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US lawmakers say Hong Kong could leak tech to China

On Tuesday, the 10th of September, amid three-month-long protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill to China, a group of US Senators had asked White House to evaluate export rules for Hong Kong, as the China controlled Hong Kong could leak sensitive US-borne technologies to China due to US law’s special treatment for the Hong Kong city.

Meanwhile, expressing concern on Hong Kong’s possible abuse of its special privilege under US laws, the senators said in a letter to the US Secretary State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Tuesday (September 10th), "We believe it is critical that the United States take appropriate measures to ensure China does not abuse Hong Kong’s special status under U.S.

law to steal or otherwise acquire critical or sensitive U.S. equipment and technologies in support of its strategic objectives or to infringe on the rights of people in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and elsewhere." Aside from that, bipartisan lawmakers of US Senate had also expressed sheer concern over usage of Hong Kong police’s crowd control equipment against protestors, adding that some of the violent crashes between police and demonstrators could expose critical US-borne tech instruments to China, while a majority of Hong Kong residents were fearing that Beijing had been eroding the autonomy of Hong Kong, which went back to a “one country, two systems” policy under Chinese rule in the 1997s.