News Analysis

Hong Kongers' doggedness leads to extradition Bill suspension

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But until it is formally withdrawn from the Legislative Council where it has gone through a first reading, Hong Kongers are unlikely to rest easy as it would not be difficult for the government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