Political storm over controversial Hong Kong extradition bill set to escalate as pro-government lawmakers consider bypassing committee stage

By Alvin Lum, South China Morning Post

This article first appeared in South China Morning Post on 13 May 2019
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  • Pro-government lawmakers considering an unprecedented move to bypass normal vetting procedures
  • Sources say the most extreme situation could see the bill being sent straight to the full council for debate and a vote

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Havoc in Hong Kong Legislature Over Extradition Bill

By Austin Ramzy, The New York Times

This article first appeared in The New York Times on 11 May 2019
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HONG KONG — Anger over a proposal that would let people suspected of crimes be extradited to mainland China led to pandemonium in Hong Kong’s legislature on Saturday, as lawmakers scuffled and at least one was carried out of the chamber on a stretcher.

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World’s Longest Sea-Bridge Opens With Delays, Glitches on All Sides

By Lee Wang-yam, RFA

This article first appeared in RFA on 24 October 2018
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The world’s longest sea-bridge–connecting Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau across China’s Pearl River estuary–opened to thin public traffic on Wednesday, with delays at both ends caused Continue reading “World’s Longest Sea-Bridge Opens With Delays, Glitches on All Sides”