An estimated 130,000 protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on April 28 to oppose a legislative amendment that would allow the transfer of fugitives to the mainland. Photo: James Wendlinger
Michael Chugani
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Chugani

How Dongguan’s sex trade plays into Hongkongers’ fears about an extradition deal with mainland China

  • Hongkongers fear that there are many pretexts on which they could be extradited to the mainland – having patronised Dongguan’s sex trade may just be one
  • The government created the crisis by introducing the ill-advised bill, now it must solve it

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An estimated 130,000 protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on April 28 to oppose a legislative amendment that would allow the transfer of fugitives to the mainland. Photo: James Wendlinger
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Tens of thousands of people take to the streets in Hong Kong on April 28 to protest against a government proposal to allow extraditions to the mainland. Photo: AFP
Alice Wu
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Opinion

Alice Wu

A perfect political storm is brewing again in Hong Kong, and Carrie Lam is sailing right into it

  • The Lam administration has been unable to sell Hongkongers on anything, from Lantau reclamation to extradition
  • And its tough stance on the extradition bill is dangerous, when all signs point to a repeat of the political disaster of 2003

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Tens of thousands of people take to the streets in Hong Kong on April 28 to protest against a government proposal to allow extraditions to the mainland. Photo: AFP
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