US committee to hold hearing on Hong Kong

Hong Kong's last governor, Chris Patten, will be among those who will give statements at the hearing. File photo: RTHK

Hong Kong’s last governor, Chris Patten, will be among those who will give statements at the hearing. File photo: RTHK

Timmy Sung reports

A bipartisan US congressional committee on China will hold a hearing to “examine the long-term prospects for human rights and basic freedoms” in Hong Kong.

The city’s last governor Chris Patten, veteran democracy fighter Martin Lee and student leader Joshua Wong will give statements at the hearing next Wednesday.

The hearing comes just about two months before Hong Kong marks the 20th anniversary of its handover.

The US Congressional-Executive Commission on China said there were serious concerns about the viability of the “One country, Two systems” principle. It also said it will study the challenges facing the preservation of the high degree of autonomy that Beijing had promised to the territory.

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