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Hong Kong: Government to withdraw extradition bill - Chief Executive

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
September 04, 2019 at 14:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, announced that the government will withdraw the suspended extradition bill that sparked months of mass protests, in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

"The government will formally withdraw the bill in order to fully allay public concerns," said Carrie Lam in her address.

The bill would have allowed the extradition of the Hong Kong's residents to mainland China for trials.

The Chief Executive also announced other actions, such as a full support to the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) and an extended dialogue with "community leaders, professionals and academics."

Lam added that "after more than two months of social unrest, it is obvious to many that discontentment extends far beyond the Bill. It covers political, economic and social issues."

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Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, announced that the government will withdraw the suspended extradition bill that sparked months of mass protests, in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

"The government will formally withdraw the bill in order to fully allay public concerns," said Carrie Lam in her address.

The bill would have allowed the extradition of the Hong Kong's residents to mainland China for trials.

The Chief Executive also announced other actions, such as a full support to the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) and an extended dialogue with "community leaders, professionals and academics."

Lam added that "after more than two months of social unrest, it is obvious to many that discontentment extends far beyond the Bill. It covers political, economic and social issues."

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