Hong Kong protesters have vowed to keep the pressure on Carrie Lam’s administration until the extradition bill is shelved completely. Photo: Sam Tsang

US performs a tricky balancing act amid drama over Hong Kong extradition bill protests

  • Washington’s main leverage has been a threat to modify Hong Kong’s special economic and trade status and its preferential access to US markets
  • While US President Donald Trump has so far taken a restrained stance, members of Congress have reacted more forcefully
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Hong Kong protesters have vowed to keep the pressure on Carrie Lam’s administration until the extradition bill is shelved completely. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier is a US correspondent based in Washington. Before joining the Post, he worked for the Wall Street Journal in China and for the Los Angeles Times in India, China and Japan. He’s covered the Chinese economy, China and India’s explosive rise and conflicts in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.