People marching against Article 23 legislation in Causeway Bay on July 1, 2003. Photo: Dickson LeePeople marching against Article 23 legislation in Causeway Bay on July 1, 2003. Photo: Dickson Lee
People marching against Article 23 legislation in Causeway Bay on July 1, 2003. Photo: Dickson Lee

Suspend versus withdraw: How is the passage of Hong Kong extradition bill different from aborted Article 23 legislation in 2003?

  • Both pieces of legislation aroused massive opposition from the public but the extradition law amendments are technically far from dead
  • Carrie Lam has vowed to stay in the job and not meet the same fate as former chief executive Tung Chee-wah, who resigned in 2005

Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill
People marching against Article 23 legislation in Causeway Bay on July 1, 2003. Photo: Dickson LeePeople marching against Article 23 legislation in Causeway Bay on July 1, 2003. Photo: Dickson Lee
People marching against Article 23 legislation in Causeway Bay on July 1, 2003. Photo: Dickson Lee
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