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Hong Kong Leader Formally Withdraws Controversial Bill

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Expand People watch the television as Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam makes an announcement on the extradition bill, at a retailer in Hong Kong, September 4, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Kin Cheung Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, announced today that the government would formally withdraw a proposed bill that would have enabled extradition to mainland China. While this was a key demand of protesters in Hong Kong, it left unresolved many other important rights issues. An unprecedented number and diversity of Hong Kong people have protested since June, initially about the extradition…

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