US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (centre) has expressed concerns about the Hong Kong government’s extradition proposals. Photo: EPA-EFE

Lawmakers threaten to block controversial extradition bill as Hong Kong government struggles to win business support for watered-down plan

  • Pro-democracy camp raises spectre of filibuster during debates on national anthem or annual appropriation bill
  • Business community still not convinced as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expresses ‘deep concern’ over proposals
Topic |   Human rights

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (centre) has expressed concerns about the Hong Kong government’s extradition proposals. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Police from China’s Guangdong province hand over a suspect in a robbery case to Hong Kong officers at the Huanggang border checkpoint in July last year. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong-mainland China extradition plan to be watered down by exempting 9 economic crimes, under intense pressure from business community

  • Officials back down on contentious proposal to send suspects across the border after business chambers voice concern
  • Only offences punishable by at least three years in prison will trigger the transfer of a fugitive – up from the previously stated one year
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Police from China’s Guangdong province hand over a suspect in a robbery case to Hong Kong officers at the Huanggang border checkpoint in July last year. Photo: Edward Wong
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