Protesters gather outside the Legislative Council Complex in Admiralty on Friday morning. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong government scrambles to save face as extradition bill backlash threatens to paralyse legislature

  • Embattled administration fights behind the scenes, while possibility of a cabinet reshuffle has been raised
  • Lawmakers from both sides expect little to be achieved in Legco over the next few months
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Protesters gather outside the Legislative Council Complex in Admiralty on Friday morning. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.

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).