U.S. Department of State
OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON
MAY 16, 2019
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee and his delegation today in Washington, DC, to discuss the status of Hong Kong’s autonomy under the “One Country, Two Systems” framework. Secretary Pompeo expressed concern about the Hong Kong government’s proposed amendments to the Fugitive Ordinance law, which threaten Hong Kong’s rule of law. He also expressed support for Hong Kong’s longstanding protections of human rights, fundamental freedoms, and democratic values, which are guaranteed under the Basic Law.