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Hong Kongers' doggedness led to extradition Bill's suspension

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But until it is formally withdrawn from the Legislative Council, where it has gone through a first reading, Hong Kongers are unlikely to rest easy as it would not be difficult for the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