Hundreds of lawyers dressed in black march in silence to the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong on November 8, 2016. They were protesting against Beijing’s interpretation of Article 104 of the Basic Law, the fifth since the handover. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong lawmakers should be careful with extradition bill row: lest it trigger a call from Beijing

  • As the government tries to push through its changes to the fugitive transfer law, the stalemate and brawling could well have wider consequences
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Hundreds of lawyers dressed in black march in silence to the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong on November 8, 2016. They were protesting against Beijing’s interpretation of Article 104 of the Basic Law, the fifth since the handover. Photo: Reuters
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Abraham Razack attempts to enter the bills committee meeting at the Legislative Council. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong leader stakes credibility on extradition bill – but impasse continues in Legislative Council

  • Carrie Lam faces her worst political crisis since taking office nearly two years ago, but expects to get the votes to pass the controversial legislation
  • Two government sources say she is doubling down, feeling her governance would be undermined if she caved in to opposition and dropped the bill
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Abraham Razack attempts to enter the bills committee meeting at the Legislative Council. Photo: Sam Tsang
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