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Law Enforcement: Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters

Agreement signed at Hong Kong April 15, 1997, with annex and exchange of letters; Transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate May 5, 1997 (Treaty Doc. 105-6, 105th Congress, 1st Session); Reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations October 14, 1998 (Senate Executive Report No. 105-22, 105th Congress, 2d Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate October 21, 1998; Ratified by the President December 18, 1998; Exchange of diplomatic notes at Hong Kong December 20 and 22, 1999; entered into force January 21, 2000.

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The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future