Carrie Lam told Hong Kong on Wednesday she would formally withdraw her extradition law plans, following her announcement in June the bill was suspended. Photo: Robert Ng

Hong Kong protests: what is the difference between Carrie Lam suspending and withdrawing extradition bill?

  • After months of political turmoil and violent protests, city leader confirms she will officially withdraw despised bill
  • The Post looks at why Lam’s administration refused to do so earlier and what happens next
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Carrie Lam told Hong Kong on Wednesday she would formally withdraw her extradition law plans, following her announcement in June the bill was suspended. Photo: Robert Ng
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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Carrie Lam had previously suspended the bill, and declared it ‘dead’, but had insisted it would not be formally withdrawn.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

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  • City’s leader finally agrees to one of protesters’ five demands after weeks of insisting bill would not be withdrawn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Carrie Lam had previously suspended the bill, and declared it ‘dead’, but had insisted it would not be formally withdrawn.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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