Carrie Lam announces the suspension of the extradition bill. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

When suspending Hong Kong’s extradition bill versus withdrawing it has a different meaning politically and legally but the same outcome: death of the legislation

  • Administration has made it clear that there is no timetable to relaunch the suspended bill, source stresses
  • Suspension effectively the best face-saving option Lam and her political bosses could stomach without being seen as being weak, Beijing watchers say
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Carrie Lam announces the suspension of the extradition bill. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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