tens of thousands have demonstrated in Hong Kong against the government’s plans for a law on Extradition. Lawyer’s associations, human rights groups and foreign chambers of Commerce in the Asian economic and financial metropolis are concerned about the law.

It would allow the authorities, at the Request of Chinese Authorities of suspected Criminal to the people’s Republic to deliver.

critics warn. They argue that the judicial system in China, independent, international Standards do not correspond to, and also those of a different political track at the end.

Hong Kong is governed since the handover to China in 1997, according to the principle of “one country, two systems” as its own territory autonomously. The seven million residents of the Chinese special administrative region will enjoy greater political freedom than the people of the Communist people’s Republic, including the right to freedom of expression and of the press and freedom of Assembly.

With the growing calls for more democracy and autonomy in Hong Kong and Beijing draw the reins tighter.

Amnesty International warned, delivered threatened in China, “torture, ill-treatment and unfair trials”.

the United States and Canada expressed their concern; they also fear the impact on British and canadian citizens in Hong Kong. The last British Governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, called the law in a Video message, a “terrible blow” against Hong Kong’s rule of law, stability, security, and Position as an international trading centre.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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