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The USC U.S.-China Institute talks with author Michael Davis. His new book looks at Beijing's growing interference in the “one country, two systems” model China promised Hong Kong during the 1997 handover.
Congressional Research Service, China's National Security Law for Hong Kong: Issues for Congress, August 3, 2020
The Congressional Research Service is a non-partisan research office under the Library of Congress. This report was written by Susan V. Lawrence and Michael F. Martin.
Congress requires the U.S. Secretary of State to report on the relative autonomy of Hong Kong and whether that autonomy warrants continued differential treatment by U.S. agencies. This report is issued by Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State.
This report from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee endorsed ratification of this extradition treaty between the United States and Hong Kong. The U.S. does not have such a treaty with China.
This non-partisan Congressional Research Service backgrounder was written by Michael F. Martin. The report notes that the key amendment is to establish procedures for extradition to mainland China, to Macau and to Taiwan. The changes also reduce the number of crimes for which extradition is possible and requires that the possible sentence be for at least three years.
Reviewed by Stacie A. Kent for the History of Diplomacy discussion list.
This review of Jean Ma's book was written by Andrew Stuckey and published by the H-Asia discussion list. It's republished here by Creative Commons license.
The company’s chairman and CEO is interviewed by Willow Bay during the 2015 USC Global Conference in Shanghai
Lisa Funnell's book was reviewed by Amy Lee for H-Asia and is published here under Creative Commons license.
A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.