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Hong Kong government suspends extradition bill

Chief executive backs down and gives no time frame for passing revised law

Proposed changes to Hong Kong's extradition law have drawn strong opposition among pan-democratic political parties, business groups, legal experts, religious organizations and ordinary citizens.    © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Saturday that she will suspend a planned vote on a contentious bill that would allow people accused of breaking laws in mainland China to be extradited.

Lam said the government does not intend to set a deadline to move forward with the bill.

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