Protesters march against the extradition bill, in Hong Kong on June 16. Many view recent legislative proposals as eroding the city’s judicial independence and, more broadly, as a sign of the central government’s efforts to chip away at the freedoms of this semi-autonomous special administrative region of China. Photo: AP

Why Hong Kong protesters must fight for greater rights, not just to protect what they have

  • The shelving of the extradition bill has been celebrated by some as a victory, but it is not enough to stop the erosion of civil rights in Hong Kong
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Protesters march against the extradition bill, in Hong Kong on June 16. Many view recent legislative proposals as eroding the city’s judicial independence and, more broadly, as a sign of the central government’s efforts to chip away at the freedoms of this semi-autonomous special administrative region of China. Photo: AP
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