A government source said the authorities decided to cancel Legislative Council meetings to help lower tensions in the aftermath of heavy clashes between police and protesters. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong extradition bill: pro-Beijing lawmakers in no hurry to push contentious law through and could extend debate

  • Despite earlier eagerness to have bill passed by next Thursday, camp seems to have had change of heart and is prepared to wait beyond July 1, sources say
  • However if bill is not passed before Legislative Council’s summer recess starts in mid-July, it risks another round of anger and acrimony in the autumn
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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A government source said the authorities decided to cancel Legislative Council meetings to help lower tensions in the aftermath of heavy clashes between police and protesters. Photo: Nora Tam
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At least 100 protesters gathered on the footbridge outside the United Centre in Admiralty on Thursday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Extradition bill debate postponed for third time after Hong Kong protests

  • Legislative Council president makes announcement in circular sent to lawmakers
  • No date set for second reading as city slowly gets back to normal and counts cost of clashes between protesters and police
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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At least 100 protesters gathered on the footbridge outside the United Centre in Admiralty on Thursday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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