Tens of thousands clashed with police on June 12 in opposition to the proposed extradition bill. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong government will announce pause on unpopular extradition bill by afternoon

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Tens of thousands clashed with police on June 12 in opposition to the proposed extradition bill. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).