Hong Kong Moves Forward with Extradition Bill Despite Public Backlash

Hong Kong decides to move forward with an extradition bill despite immense public backlash, according to Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

Hong Kong is pressing forward with a law that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China despite massive protests, the semi-autonomous region’s leader said Monday.

“I don’t think it is (an) appropriate decision for us now to pull out of this bill because of the very important objectives that this bill is intended to achieve,” Chief Executive Carrie Lam told reporters while flanked by security and justice chiefs, according to Reuters.

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