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9 Jul 2019

Hong Kong leader says China extradition bill is ‘dead’

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The extradition bill that sparked weeks of protests in Hong Kong is “dead”, according to the territory’s leader Carrie Lam, who admitted the way her government had handled it was a “total failure”.

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets over the bill, which would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

Protest leaders say Ms Lam still hasn’t gone far enough, demanding she formally scrap the measure altogether.