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Hong Kong Leader Says China Extradition Bill Is ‘Dead’

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Published on July 9, 2019 - Duration: 01:11s

Hong Kong Leader Says China Extradition Bill Is ‘Dead’

Hong Kong Leader Says China Extradition Bill Is ‘Dead’ At a press conference on July 9, Hong Kong politician Carrie Lam announced that the government’s work on the extradition bill has been a “total failure." The controversial bill in question is one that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial.

Hundreds of thousands of people have participated in mass protests against the bill since late March, as they fear the bill would be used against political activists.

Although Lam said the “bill is dead” and that there is “no such plan” to restart the process, she failed to say the bill was fully withdrawn.

This wording, combined with her previous promise that the bill would “die” by 2020, has led protestors to react angrily to her recent announcement.

Joshua Wong, one of the leaders of the protests, reiterated their demand for the bill to be "formally withdrawn" and accused Lam of using wordplay.

Joshua Wong, via Twitter

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