【逃犯條例】美眾院議長:修例合法化「綁架商人」 會評估香港是否仍有高度自治(附聲明全文)

金融經濟 16:29 2019/06/12

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美國眾議院議長佩洛西(Nancy Pelosi)就香港政府擬修訂《逃犯條例》及港人上街抗議發表聲明,指修例將危害美、港過去20年的緊密關係,一旦通過修例,美國國會別無他選下只能重新評估香港在一國兩制的框架下,是否仍享有高度自治。

佩洛西在聲明指出,所有熱衷自由的人民心靈,也深受百萬港人在周日(6月9日)和平地表達訴求、捍衛主權及譴責條例而感動。聲明又提及,《逃犯條例》將令到綁架商人、書商、內地異見人士所接受的不合法事情「變得合法化」,同時危及旅居香港的8.5萬名美國人安全,同時引述香港民主黨創黨主席李柱銘的言論,「法案有可能摧毀香港的自由社會」。

聲明最後指出,除了美國眾議院,美國參議員麥康奈爾(Mitch McConnell)、美國政府及所有譴責《逃犯條例》的人都會團結一致,美國會跟香港人共度時艱。

以下是佩洛西聲明的原文全文:

The hearts of all freedom-loving people were moved by the courage of the one million men and women of Hong Kong who took to the streets on Sunday to peacefully demand their rights, defend their sovereignty and denounce this horrific extradition bill.

The China-controlled Legislative Council’s proposed extradition bill chillingly showcases Beijing’s brazen willingness to trample over the law to silence dissent and stifle the freedoms of the people of Hong Kong. This legislation would legitimize and legalize the kidnapping of businessmen, booksellers and anyone that China disagrees with, and imperils the safety of the 85,000 Americans living in Hong Kong. As Martin Lee, the founder of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party, recently wrote, this bill ‘threatens to destroy Hong Kong’s free society.

The extradition bill imperils the strong U.S.-Hong Kong relationship that has flourished for two decades. If it passes, the Congress has no choice but to reassess whether Hong Kong is ‘sufficiently autonomous’ under the ‘one country, two systems’ framework. We look forward to the introduction of a new bipartisan Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act in the coming days by Senator Rubio, Chairman Jim McGovern and Congressman Chris Smith.

The House stands united with Senator McConnell, the Administration and all who have denounced this dangerous extradition legislation. America stands with the people of Hong Kong.

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