Lee described the government’s move as a “difficult decision”. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong government to take drastic step in fast-tracking controversial fugitive bill

  • Government says proposal will go straight to full council
  • Attempts to start bills committee proceedings have been fraught, with one meeting descending into scuffles
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Lee described the government’s move as a “difficult decision”. Photo: Nora Tam
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Carrie Lam (left) with Regina Ip, who says the government should learn from the controversy. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong residents being misled by extradition bill detractors, says former security chief Regina Ip, warning of possible US sanctions if contentious law is passed

  • Ip says government underestimated opposition to the bill and calls for it to be passed through Hong Kong’s legislature as soon as possible
  • Opposition to bill has triggered unprecedented clashes in Legislative Council and posed the worst political crisis for Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s administration
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Carrie Lam (left) with Regina Ip, who says the government should learn from the controversy. Photo: Nora Tam
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