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Hong Kong leader apologizes after the extradition law has provoked massive protests

Hong Kong's embattled leader apologized for running a controversial extradition law after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets on Sunday as indignant legislation continued to grow. Carrie Lam, director-general of Hong Kong, apologized for "the utmost sincerity and humility" among the people after the streets of the city, on a second Sunday in a row, witnessed a …

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Hong Kong suspends extradition law after massive protests

HONG KONG – Hong Kong General Manager Carrie Lam announced on Saturday that the government will end the debate over a controversial extradition law that triggered massive protests in the former British colony. "We decided it was important to bring peace back to society," Lam told reporters, referring to the huge demonstrations. Hong Kong General Manager Carrie Lam speaks on …

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Hong Kong could pause after mass protests the controversial extradition law

Chief Executive Carrie Lam will make a statement at 15:00. Hong Kong time, the government said. Democracy-oriented legislator Alvin Yeung told CNN that Lam should use the term "deferred" in relation to the bill. The pro-democracy camp to which Yeung belongs is aware that there is currently no timetable for resuming negotiations on the bill. A senior pro-Beijing legislator confirmed …

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Telegram boss combines cyber attack with HK protests with China

Image Rights Manuel Blondeau – Corbis Caption Pavel Durov founded Telegram in 2013 Telegram founder Pavel Durov said a massive cyber-attack on his intelligence came from China. On Wednesday, the company confirmed that it suffered a "powerful" Distributed Denial of Service attack that disrupted the services for about an hour. In a DDos attack, hackers overwhelm the servers of a …

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Hang Seng falls in the midst of massive protests in Hong Kong

The Hang Seng Index ended the day 1.7% lower. The sell-off was led by real estate companies such as Wharf Real Estate Investment with a minus of 5.4% and New World Development with a minus of 4.2%. "We will see a hit in the markets because the impact of the bill is so significant," said Richard Harris, CEO of Port …

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Women's World Cup, Hong Kong Protests, Tropical Cyclone Vayu, Renewable Energy, Campaign 2020: 5 Things to Know for June 12

. 1 Hong Kong protests Lawmakers in Hong Kong put off now for a debate on a controversial bill that would let fugitives be extradited to China. Hong Kong to a standstill. Police responded by firing bullets and tear gas at the protesters. Hong Kong susceptible to being grabbed and sent to mainland China for political reasons. They say say …

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Hong Kong protests: extradition debate postponed in China

The City Legislative Council should hold the second reading of the law on Wednesday morning local time. The bill met with broad opposition, including from the traditionally conservative business community of the city, and caused, according to organizers, more than 1 million of the city's 7.4 million inhabitants to go on Sunday in protest on the street. In a statement …

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Hong Kong protests: Protesters block the debate on the extradition law

Protesters prevent lawmakers from continuing the debate on the extradition law. The head of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong postponed the debate on a law that should allow for deliveries to mainland China after tens of thousands of residents surrounded the complex of the council in a defiant protest against the law's controversial legislation. "The President of the Legislative …

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Hong Kong protests: Council postpones dispute over extradition law

The police are pushing the crowd back with pepper spray and water cannons. Thousands of young demonstrators demonstrating on a multi-lane road outside the Legislative Council broke into Cantonese, the Hong Kong-spoken Chinese dialect, in chants of "Chit Wui!" The draft bill is to be withdrawn. As the crowd of demonstrators swelled, the police tried to push them back with …

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Mass protests in Hong Kong over fear of legal critics could allow China to grab anyone

Critics say that the bill makes one on Hong Kong soil vulnerable to Chinese authorities' seizure for political reasons or for accidental corporate violations and undermines the city's semi-autonomous legal system. The bill has led to political stalemate, rebellion in the city's generally conservative business world, even to physical brawls in the city legislature as well as to criticism of …

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