Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam had previously suspended the bill, and declared it ‘dead’, but had insisted it would not be formally withdrawn. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces formal withdrawal of the extradition bill and sets up a platform to look into key causes of protest crisis

  • City’s leader finally agrees to one of protesters’ five demands after weeks of insisting bill would not be withdrawn
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam had previously suspended the bill, and declared it ‘dead’, but had insisted it would not be formally withdrawn. Photo: Nora Tam
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has found herself having to explain a leaked recording of a speech made behind closed doors. Photo: Nora Tam

Is Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam distancing herself from Beijing with resignation remarks in closed-door meeting?

  • Analyst says leaked audio recording shows chief executive is already desperate, and harsher measures from central government are in the pipeline
  • Government source plays down incident, insisting that Lam is choosing to stay on out of her own responsibility to Hong Kong
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has found herself having to explain a leaked recording of a speech made behind closed doors. Photo: Nora Tam
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