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Hong Kongers' doggedness leads to extradition Bill suspension

Until the extradition Bill is formally withdrawn from the Legislative Council where it has gone through a first reading, Hong Kongers are unlikely to rest easy. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's suspension indefinitely of an extradition Bill that would have allowed the city to send criminal suspects to mainland China is a partial victory for Hong Kongers who oppose it.

But until it is formally withdrawn from the Legislative Council where it has gone through a first reading, Hong Kongers are unlikely to rest easy as it would not be difficult for the government to resurrect it.

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