Hong Kong's leader apologized profusely after huge protests over a controversial extradition bill, but won't withdraw it

Posted On: Jun 18, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Hong Kong's leader apologized profusely after huge protests over a controversial extradition bill, but won't withdraw it

Hong Kong's chief executive apologized after protests against her plan to introduce a bill that would allow China to extradite people from the city.
"This incident has made me realize that I need to do better," Carrie Lam said at a Tuesday press conference.
But she refused to withdraw the bill or step down, effectively ignoring the calls of the roughly two million protesters who marched last Saturday.
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The chief executive of Hong Kong apologized profusely after unprecedented protests over a controversial extradition bill, but refused to withdraw it or step down from her role.
Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers marched against the government's plan to introduce a bill allowing the Chinese government to extradite people from the city to the mainland for trial.
Hong Kong is a Chinese "special administrative region" , which that it has a separate legal system and an independent judiciary despite being part of China.
In a Tuesday press conference, Carrie Lam...

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