Hong Kong: A Broken Promise? Hearing Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, December 2, 2014   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the December 2, 2014 hearing entitled, "Hong Kong: A Broken Promise?" before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. From the opening statement of subcommittee chairman Steve Chabot: "For 2 months, the people of Hong Kong have come together to protest Beijing's decision to deny the city's 7.2 million people the right to directly elect their Chief Executive, putting the future of democracy in Hong Kong at great risk. The demise of the ''One Country, Two System'' framework of governance is a stark reminder that Beijing's promises can be revoked at the drop of a hat. What we see in Hong Kong today, however, is not an isolated event. It is the latest chapter in the story of an increasingly aggressive China that began 2 years ago when President Xi Jinping assumed power. Under Xi's leadership, a new brand of Chinese nationalism has emerged, and it is one where China takes the center stage in international affairs by asserting its hegemony in the region and directly challenging the United States. Domestically, the stifling of dissent has risen." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Dean Cheng, Sophie Richardson, and Kelley Currie.

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H. Hrg. 113-226; House Hearing 113-226; Serial No.113-226
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