CHINA BACKS HONG KONG CHIEF, SLAMS PROTESTERS FOR VIOLENCE

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2 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS) – China’s government strongly backed Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s embattled administration on Tuesday, saying the occupation and vandalising of the city’s legislature by pro-democracy protesters amounted to “serious illegal acts” that endangered the social order. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing condemned the acts that saw several hundred demonstrators…

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MASS PROTESTS IN HONG KONG OVER PROPOSED EXTRADITION BILL

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By Alex Pollock Thousands of people in Hong Kong surrounded police headquarters [on Friday 21 June], calling for an extradition bill to be scrapped. Millions of people have marched against the bill in recent weeks, with violent clashes breaking out with police. The bill, which allows extradition to mainland China, has already been suspended. People…

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