German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday. Photo: AP

Hong Kong is a matter for China, Premier Li Keqiang tells Angela Merkel

  • Most senior Beijing official yet speaks out on troubled city’s future
  • German Chancellor calls for peaceful solution
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday. Photo: AP
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Observers say the silence from central government agencies over Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s decision may be a sign of support for the embattled leader. Photo: Reuters

China opts for low-key coverage of Hong Kong extradition bill withdrawal

  • Comments and hashtags disappear as the authorities muffle backlash after weeks of rhetoric
  • One analyst says that Beijing is worried about mainland citizens believing that protests can achieve results
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Observers say the silence from central government agencies over Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s decision may be a sign of support for the embattled leader. Photo: Reuters
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