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Hong Kong Leader Suspends Controversial Extradition Bill

The bill, to allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China, triggered massive protests in the territory. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she was concerned about further unrest.
Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's chief executive, pauses during a news conference in Hong Kong on Saturday. The Hong Kong government will suspend consideration of a China-backed extradition bill that triggered massive protests. Source: Justin Chin

Hong Kong's government has said it will indefinitely shelve a bill which would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China.

The bill triggered widespread anxiety in Hong Kong about the erosion of civil liberties in the territory, and triggered protests of, by some estimates, up to a million people last Sunday, followed by violent clashes which left around 80 police and protesters injured.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam told a press conference Saturday afternoon that

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