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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Carrie Lam speaks to Hongkongers on Wednesday evening. Photo: Handout

Carrie Lam’s speech in full: Hong Kong leader speaks to city on protests in TV address

  • Lam confirmed she would formally withdraw the extradition bill, as well as set up an independent study into city’s social issues
  • Read the complete English transcript of the chief executive’s Wednesday address below
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Carrie Lam speaks to Hongkongers on Wednesday evening. Photo: Handout
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