PLA soldiers on parade at a Hong Kong barracks open day on July 1. Photo: EPA-EFE

Plan to let Hong Kong people join Chinese army shelved in wake of extradition bill crisis

  • Proposal to let PLA recruit city residents likely to be delayed after wave of protests and military’s fears over ‘unhealthy’ political influences
  • Plans to allow people to apply for Great Bay Area civil service posts also left in doubt
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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PLA soldiers on parade at a Hong Kong barracks open day on July 1. Photo: EPA-EFE
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A protester holds up a black version of the Hong Kong bauhinia flag outside Legco on Monday. Photo: Winson Wong

Anger of the young at Hong Kong government now goes beyond the extradition bill, and targets the legitimacy of Carrie Lam’s administration

  • Storming of Legco shows Lam’s efforts at reconnecting with youth are doomed, with new demands now in focus, say scholars
  • Politicians from across the divide say political reform offers way out of impasse
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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A protester holds up a black version of the Hong Kong bauhinia flag outside Legco on Monday. Photo: Winson Wong
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