Hong Kong Government Pressured To Pause Extradition Bill After Major Protests
Friday, 14 June 2019 Hong Kong's government was facing pushback from other legislators over its controversial mainland China extradition bill on Friday after days of protests over the measure, according to The South China Morning Post. Sources said several advisers close to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam indicated there was no need to push for the self-imposed July deadline to pass the bill, while several hardliners remain convinced she should fast-track the bill through the legislature. But Executive Council convenor Bernard Chan said it would be impossible to rush through the amended legislation which would allow the transfer of certain fugitives from Hong Kong to mainland China, while other advisers are...
According to Reuters, Britain urged the Hong Kong government to “pause and reflect” on an extradition bill that has sparked widespread protests. Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland...
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