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US officially ends three accords with Hong Kong, including extradition agreement


American authorities on Wednesday formally notified Hong Kong that the United States has withdrawn from three bilateral deals with the semi-autonomous Chinese city on extradition and taxation.

The announcement follows President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke Hong Kong’s preferential trade status as Beijing clamped down on the territory over huge and often violent pro-democracy protests last year.

Washington DC Capitol building. Photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

In July, Trump signed an executive order stipulating that Hong Kong lacked the autonomy needed to justify special treatment as compared with China.

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