6/15/2019, 1:18 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China supports Hong Kong's halt of extradition bill

The Chinese government voiced "support, respect and understanding" for Hong Kong's decision to suspend its controversial extradition bill, the country's Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

Earlier, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (pictured) said the special administrative region will indefinitely postpone the second reading of the bill which would allow it to extradite wanted criminals to jurisdictions with which Hong Kong does not have arrangements on the matter, including mainland China.

The decision to halt the legislation came after a week of violent protests against the extradition bill on worries it could be misused.

Breaking the News / NP