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Hong Kong’s government will push ahead with new extradition laws despite massive protests Sunday that convulsed the former British dependent territory.
Striking a defiant tone Monday after the city’s largest protest since the 1997 UK handover, chief executive Carrie Lam said the legislature would debate the bill on Wednesday as planned, rejecting protests that highlighted fears about Beijing’s’s growing hold over the semi-autonomous region.
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In her first comments since the mass rallies, Lam said she saw no reason to change direction on a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland.
She denied ignoring the huge public backlash and said her administration had already made major concessions to ensure the city’s unique freedoms would be protected and that human rights safeguards met international standards.
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“I and my team have not ignored any views expressed on this very important piece of legislation. We have been listening and listening very attentively,” she said.
“I’ve not received any instructions or mandate from Beijing to do this bill,” she added.
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