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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul, Republican Leader on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement regarding the State Department’s certification that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous. 

“The State Department’s certification that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous is regrettable, but the Chinese Communist Party left us no choice. We must acknowledge the reality on the ground. And unfortunately, the reality is that the CCP relentlessly undermines Hong Kongers’ freedoms and way of life and impinges on the autonomy they were promised. I look forward to reviewing the certification and report and discussing potential consequences with the Administration. The United States will continue to stand with the freedom loving people of Hong Kong.”

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