Top-5 must read: Hong-Kong protests against extradition law

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The protests in Hong-Kong, started on May 31, remains to gather a huge number of people, who disagree with a bill proposed by the HK government. The document may allow the police to depart those HK citizens, who are suspected to be responsible for the crimes, even to the states, which have not adopted relevant agreements with Hong-Kong. The bill is expected to give the mainland Chinese government new opportunities to repress the opposition in Hong-Kong. Alexei Stanosis specially for the Pan Pacific Agency.

How Asia sees Hong Kong’s extradition bill protests

June 22, 2019

Even for the likes of Malaysia’s Hishamuddin Rais, a veteran leader of the country’s pro-democracy Bersih marches that repeatedly brought Kuala Lumpur to a standstill in recent years, Hong Kong’s mammoth anti-extradition protests over the past fortnight have been a sight to behold.

Photo: Holmes Chan/HKFP

Carrie Lam’s harsh style even when backing down on Hong Kong extradition bill fuels public anger

June 17

In announcing her decision to suspend the much-despised extradition bill, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor promised to be “humble” but insisted she was not interested in pacifying protesters. She also refused to apologise for the ruckus she had caused and the rancour that had set in.

Photo: K.Y. Cheng, South China Morning Post

De-escalation in Hong Kong? This weekend may tell

June 15

Peaceful protests on the streets of Hong Kong turned violent this week, raising the question of whether Hong Kong law enforcement, with the public support of Beijing which claims ultimate authority over the autonomous region, will continue to escalate its use of force to quell the unrest.

Photo: CNN

In Pictures: 12,000 Hongkongers march in protest against ‘evil’ China extradition law, organisers say

March 31

Protesters on Sunday denounced an upcoming amendment to Hong Kong’s extradition laws in one of the biggest demonstrations of 2019. Organisers said 12,000 people took part in the march from Southorn Playground in Wanchai to the government’s Admiralty headquarters. Police put the peak figure at 5,200.

Photo: Holmes Chan/HKFP

Hong Kong protesters against extradition bill head to Admiralty as non-cooperation campaign kicks off and Teresa Cheng apologises

June 21

Hundreds of people were gathering in Hong Kong’s political centre on Friday morning as part of a citywide campaign of non-cooperation to pile more pressure on the chief executive to fully retract her suspended extradition bill. The latest show of public displeasure at the bill came as the city’s justice chief became the third senior official to apologise for the government’s handling of the recent crisis.

Photo: Holmes Chan/HKFP

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