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Carrie Lam says China respects withdrawal of extradition bill

09 September, 2019 12:08 pm 12:08 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Thursday that China supports her government’s move to formally withdraw an extradition bill, part of measures she hoped would help the city move forward from months of unrest. In a press conference, Carrie Lam was repeatedly questioned on why it took her so long … Read More


Cathay Pacific chairman to retire amid HK protest row

09 September, 2019 1:58 am 1:58 am

HONG KONG – Cathay Pacific’s chairman John Slosar is to retire from Hong Kong’s flagship carrier after 39 years. It comes weeks after the airline became embroiled in controversy over its response to pro-democracy protests in the territory. Two executives have quit over the affair so far, including former boss Rupert Hogg. Cathay told the … Read More

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Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is dead after mass protests

07 July, 2019 8:37 am 8:37 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the extradition bill that sparked the territory’s biggest political crisis in decades was dead, admitting that the government’s work on the bill had been a “total failure”. The bill, which would have allowed people in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China … Read More

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Extradition bill: HK protesters march again, hope to explain grievances to ...

07 July, 2019 3:44 pm 3:44 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of one of Hong Kong’s main tourism districts on Sunday to explain to mainland Chinese visitors their opposition to an extradition bill that has plunged the city into political turmoil. Protests against the now-suspended bill have drawn millions of people onto the … Read More

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Black-clad protesters demand full withdrawal of Hong Kong extradition bill

06 June, 2019 9:55 am 9:55 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of people dressed in black rallied in Hong Kong on Friday after the expiry of a deadline protesters set for the government to scrap a controversial extradition bill — the latest wave of protests to rock the Chinese-ruled city. Demonstrators, mostly students, gathered peacefully outside the legislature in sweltering heat … Read More

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Tens of thousands expected to rally to demand Hong Kong leader steps down

06 June, 2019 8:19 am 8:19 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands are expected to take to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday to demand the city’s leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill following the most violent protests in decades. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam indefinitely delayed the bill that could send people … Read More