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Hong Kongers' doggedness led to extradition Bill's suspension

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's indefinite suspension of an extradition Bill, which 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But until it is formally withdrawn from the Legislative Council, where it has gone through a first reading, Hong Kongers are unlikely to rest easy as it would not be difficult for the government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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 16, 2019, with the headline 'Hong Kongers' doggedness led to Bill's suspension'. Print Edition | Subscribe