Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws extradition bill following months of protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests so the Chinese-ruled city can move forward from a “highly vulnerable and dangerous” place and find solutions. Her televised announcement came following reports on Friday and Monday revealing that Beijing had thwarted an earlier proposal from Lam… Read More Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws extradition bill following months of protests

Hundreds of thousands rally to demand resignation of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city’s leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades. The massive rally saw some protesters carry white carnation flowers, while others… Read More Hundreds of thousands rally to demand resignation of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam suspends China extradition bill following massive protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday indefinitely delayed a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after anger over the bill triggered the city’s biggest and most violent street protests in decades. The extradition bill, which would have covered Hong Kong’s seven million residents as well as… Read More Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam suspends China extradition bill following massive protests

Hong Kong leader vows to proceed with China extradition bill amid massive protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed on Monday to push ahead with amendments to laws allowing suspects to be extradited to mainland China, a day after the city’s biggest protest since its handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997. Riot police ringed Hong Kong’s legislature and fought back a group of several hundred protesters… Read More Hong Kong leader vows to proceed with China extradition bill amid massive protests

Hundreds of thousands in Hong Kong protest against China extradition bill

Hong Kong was plunged into a fresh political crisis on Sunday night after more than half a million people took to the streets to thwart a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial. Organizers said the turnout outstripped a demonstration in 2003 when 500,000 hit the… Read More Hundreds of thousands in Hong Kong protest against China extradition bill