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An anti-government demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister during a protest march in Hong Kong, October 20.(REUTERS)

Hong Kong extradition bill withdrawn, but protests unlikely to end

By Reuters | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 01:09 PM IST
The rallying cry of the protesters, who have trashed public buildings in the Chinese-ruled city, set street fires and thrown petrol bombs at police, has been “five demands, not one less”, meaning the withdrawal of the bill make no difference.
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Demonstrators gather during a strike rally at Tamar Park in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she never asked China for permission to resign over the historic unrest rocking the city, while acknowledging that she discussed her struggles in a closed-door meeting. Photographer: Kyle Lam/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Demonstrators gather during a strike rally at Tamar Park in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she never asked China for permission to resign over the historic unrest rocking the city, while acknowledging that she discussed her struggles in a closed-door meeting. Photographer: Kyle Lam/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to announce withdrawal of controversial extradition bill

By Reuters | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 12:52 PM IST
The protests in the former British colony began in June over the bill, which would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but have since evolved into a push for greater democracy.
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam looks down during a news conference in Hong Kong, China, June 15, 2019.(REUTERS)
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam looks down during a news conference in Hong Kong, China, June 15, 2019.(REUTERS)

Hong Kong leader apologises as protesters press demand for her to quit

By Reuters | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 08:36 PM IST
Lam’s statement came after hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong dressed in black to demand that she steps down, a day after she suspended the extradition bill.
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In a statement from the central government, quoted by the official news agency, Xinhua, the central government also condemned violent acts in Hong Kong and supported the former British colony’s police.(HT Photo)
In a statement from the central government, quoted by the official news agency, Xinhua, the central government also condemned violent acts in Hong Kong and supported the former British colony’s police.(HT Photo)

Hong Kong suspends extradition bill, Beijing says it ‘supports’ decision

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 08:57 PM IST
Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam earlier on Friday suspended the proposed law, which had triggered massive protests, and police retaliation. across the financial hub last week.
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Carrie Lam, who is appointed by a committee stacked with Beijing loyalists, had previously refused to consider abandoning the bill.(AFP File Photo)
Carrie Lam, who is appointed by a committee stacked with Beijing loyalists, had previously refused to consider abandoning the bill.(AFP File Photo)

Hong Kong government suspends extradition bill after mass protests

By Agence France-Presse | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 02:12 PM IST
The city’s pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam has come under huge pressure to abandon the controversial legislation, including from her own political allies and advisers.
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Protest organisers have announced plans for another mass rally for Sunday.(AFP File Photo)
Protest organisers have announced plans for another mass rally for Sunday.(AFP File Photo)

Hong Kong protests against extradition bill were ‘riots’: Beijing

By Agence France-Presse | Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 03:37 PM IST
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang Thursday said the largely peaceful protests were “an act that undermines Hong Kong’s stability.”
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Hong Kong is gearing up for business strikes and fresh protests on Wednesday.(AFP File Photo)
Hong Kong is gearing up for business strikes and fresh protests on Wednesday.(AFP File Photo)

Hong Kong leader defiant as city gears up for fresh protests over extradition bill

By Reuters | Hong Kong
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2019 10:38 AM IST
The city was plunged into a fresh political crisis after hundreds of thousands took to the streets to thwart the proposed law.
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Police officers detain protesters during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, on Gloucester Road in Hong Kong, China June 10, 2019.(REUTERS)
Police officers detain protesters during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, on Gloucester Road in Hong Kong, China June 10, 2019.(REUTERS)

Despite rally, Hong Kong leader refuses to scrap extradition bill

By Agence France-Presse | Hong Kong
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2019 04:21 PM IST
Striking a defiant tone after the city’s largest protest since the 1997 handover, chief executive Carrie Lam said the legislature would debate the bill on Wednesday as planned, rejecting calls to delay or withdraw the law.
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