Hong Kong Announces Indefinite Delay To Proposed Extradition Bill
After a wave of protests in which almost two million people took to the streets of Hong Kong, the special administrative region’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced yesterday that a controversial extradition bill would be indefinitely delayed, but not canceled. The bill would enable Hong Kong to extradite citizens to territories with which it does not have a prior extradition agreement. Critics argue the bill’s passage would make it easier for China to punish dissenting Hong Kongers. Supporters say that it would strengthen the rule of law. Justin Tse, incoming assistant professor of humanities at Singapore Management University, joins us for an update on political developments in Hong Kong.