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Carrie Lam's concession is not going to stop Hong Kong protests

She must satisfy four further demands to reassure China will not dominate

| Hong Kong, Macao
Carrie Lam reserved considerable room for maneuver.   © Reuters

Over the past few weeks, Hong Kongers have been chanting protest slogans from their homes at 10 p.m. every night to show their determination and unity. It has been my favorite after-dinner activity to join my neighbors, chant slogans like "Five demands, not one less" and "Revolution of our time" from the windows and hear them echo between concrete walls and back alleys.

On Wednesday night, a few hours after Carrie Lam announced a formal withdrawal of the extradition bill which could have sent anyone in Hong Kong to the mainland, the chanting sounded stronger than usual.

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