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The Murder Case That Lit the Fuse in Hong Kong

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The government said it needed an extradition bill to punish a killer. Hundreds of thousands of protesters didn't buy it.
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Hong Kong's first female leader fights for political life

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Hong Kong's first female leader Carrie Lam is fighting for her political life, vulnerable to a public that never truly backed her and a leadership in Beijing eager for an end to destabilizing protests
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Why Hong Kong Will Still March on Sunday

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Yes, the extradition bill has been suspended. No, that will not be enough.
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Hong Kong hits ‘pause' on China extradition bill in an attempt to restore calm

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Hong Kong's leader suspended efforts to pass a bill allowing extraditions to China, in a dramatic reversal that she said was necessary to restore order in the Asian financial hub and avoid further violence and mass protests.
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How protesters are hiding their identities during some of the largest demonstrations in Hong Kong's history

How protesters are hiding their identities during some of the largest demonstrations in Hong Kong's history

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Protesters in Hong Kong are attempting to hide their identities amid mass protests over a controversial extradition bill.
Protests began Sunday and continued Tuesday night and into Wednesday. Clashes between protesters and police turned violent on Wednesday .
Debate on the bill was slated for Wednesday morning but was postponed. The police commissioner called the June 12 protests a "riot."
INSIDER spoke to three human-rights activists in Hong Kong who described the lengths protesters are going to conceal their identities.
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Hong Kong chief delays unpopular extradition bill indefinitely after public tension and violent protests

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After days of escalating tensions and protests, Hong Kong's chief executive, Carrie Lam, on Saturday backed down on a bill that would allow for extraditions to mainland China. Lam told reporters she opted to indefinitely suspend the bill - which she previously said was necessary to close legal...
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Hong Kong's About Face

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Clay Chandler here, filling in for Alan.
I write from Hong Kong where the big news is that Carrie Lam, the city's Beijing-appointed chief executive, announced this afternoon that she will “ pause ” her administration's push to pass a contentious extradition bill.
The proposal, which would have enabled Hong Kong to hand over fugitives accused of crimes on the Chinese mainland and in other jurisdictions, is so unpopular among residents that, over the past week, hundreds of thousands took to the streets in protest. It also threatened Hong Kong's reputation as a financial capital. Opponents of...
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Hong Kong leader delays unpopular extradition bill; activists want more

Hong Kong leader delays unpopular extradition bill; activists want more

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HONG KONG - Moving to restore calm, apparently with Beijing's backing, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Saturday she was putting on hold an extradition bill that sparked the city's biggest public protests in years. Activists, unimpressed, demanded she withdraw the legislation and urged Hong Kong residents to turn out Sunday for another mass protest against the proposal, which would enable authorities to send some suspects to stand trial in courts in mainland China. “Hong Kong people have been lied to so many times,” said Bonny Leung, a leader of the Civil Human Rights Front, one...
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