tirsdag 18. juni 2019

Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam sorry for extradition controversy

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has apologised for an extradition bill that sparked mass protests, acknowledging it is now "unlikely" it will pass. Millions have taken to the streets against the proposals, which would allow extradition to mainland China. Protesters have been calling for the bill to be withdrawn and for Mrs Lam to resign.

Her speech did not promise either, but she said the bill would not be revived until people's fears were addressed. Hong Kong has been part of China since 1997 under the "one country, two systems" principle, which allows it freedoms not seen on mainland China.