Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam meets President Xi Jinping in Beijing last December. Photo: ISD

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sought Xi Jinping’s approval to formally withdraw extradition bill that triggered anti-government protests

  • Revelation comes three weeks after chief executive said she had decided on her own to withdraw the legislation in bid to break the political impasse
  • Source close to Hong Kong government says proposal was submitted to Xi’s office for deliberation and approval shortly before September 4 announcement
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam meets President Xi Jinping in Beijing last December. Photo: ISD
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