Pro-democracy lawmaker Wu Chi-wai (centre, right) talks to pro-Beijing lawmaker Abraham Razack at a meeting last Saturday that descended into chaos at the Legislative Council. Photo: AP
Albert Cheng
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Albert Cheng

Hong Kong’s new extradition law will pass but the fight for the city’s autonomy is not lost

  • It’s only a matter of time before the amendment bill overcomes all opposition to become law. Despite the setback, the pan-democrats should ride on the expected voter backlash to wrest veto power from pro-Beijing lawmakers in the next elections

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Pro-democracy lawmaker Wu Chi-wai (centre, right) talks to pro-Beijing lawmaker Abraham Razack at a meeting last Saturday that descended into chaos at the Legislative Council. Photo: AP
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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
Michael Chugani
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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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