More than 350,000 people registered in the latest Hong Kong voter campaign, which began in May. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong sees record surge of voters since 2003 as 350,000 new people register after extradition bill protests

  • Voter registration figures stood at 81,000 last year and 83,000 in 2017
  • People want to exercise their power after extradition bill protests, says opposition lawmaker
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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More than 350,000 people registered in the latest Hong Kong voter campaign, which began in May. Photo: Edward Wong
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Wang Zhimin, director of the central government's liaison office, on Thursday at the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce in Central. Photo: Nora Tam

Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong offers support to Chief Executive Carrie Lam and blasts protesters’ violence in first remarks since extradition crisis escalated

  • Wang Zhimin condemns recent violence as ‘heart-rending and shocking’ and slams those who ‘colluded with external forces’
  • He also backs city’s police and urges Hongkongers to give government ‘time and room’ to improve
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Wang Zhimin, director of the central government's liaison office, on Thursday at the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce in Central. Photo: Nora Tam
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