Extradition bill protesters create a Lennon Wall of Post-it notes on pro-establishment district councillor Horace Cheung’s office. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s pro-government lawmakers brace for impact in district council elections following Carrie Lam’s withdrawal of extradition bill

  • Elizabeth Quat, from Democratic Alliance for Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, says disappointed voters may show their anger at the polls
  • Other pro-establishment lawmakers say it is hard to assess impact of Lam’s sudden climbdown this far out from November elections
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Extradition bill protesters create a Lennon Wall of Post-it notes on pro-establishment district councillor Horace Cheung’s office. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Observers say the silence from central government agencies over Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s decision may be a sign of support for the embattled leader. Photo: Reuters

China opts for low-key coverage of Hong Kong extradition bill withdrawal

  • Comments and hashtags disappear as the authorities muffle backlash after weeks of rhetoric
  • One analyst says that Beijing is worried about mainland citizens believing that protests can achieve results
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Observers say the silence from central government agencies over Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s decision may be a sign of support for the embattled leader. Photo: Reuters
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