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What to Watch for as the Hong Kong Protests Unfold

Jun 12, 2019 | 23:10 GMT
People in Hong Kong join a mass protest against the government's controversial extradition law on June 9, 2019.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched in Hong Kong on June 9 against a bill that would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial.

(LAMPSON YIP/Getty Images)

Hong Kong's mounting street protests against a proposed extradition law have resurfaced fears over the city-state's position within mainland China, as any erosion to Hong Kong's autonomy would risk its current status as a key business hub. The issue also risks getting wrapped up in broader U.S.-China tensions, as the United States calculates whether to maintain its special customs status for Hong Kong....

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