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WorldHong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump

08:45  10 september  2019
08:45  10 september  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

Hong Kong's Leader, Carrie Lam, to Withdraw Extradition Bill That Ignited Protests

Hong Kong's Leader, Carrie Lam, to Withdraw Extradition Bill That Ignited Protests Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, said Wednesday that the government would withdraw a contentious extradition bill that ignited months of protests in the city, moving to quell the worst political crisis since the former British colony returned to Chinese control 22 years ago. 

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam pushed back against protester calls for the passage of U . S . legislation that would require annual assessments of the city’ s special trading status and allow sanctions on Chinese officials. Hong Kong ’ s Leader Opposes U . S . Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump .

HONG KONG — The police fired tear gas in a busy Hong Kong commercial district on Sunday as hundreds gathered to “ Hong Kong independence is the only way out,” the protesters chanted as they poured onto a busy thoroughfare in Carrie Lam , Hong Kong ’ s Beijing-backed leader, said the

Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump

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(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam pushed back against protester calls for the passage of U.S. legislation that would require annual assessments of the city’s special trading status and allow sanctions on Chinese officials.

“The Hong Kong government doesn’t agree on foreign parliaments passing bills to intervene in Hong Hong affairs, and we feel deep regret,” Lam told a regular news briefing Tuesday before a meeting of the city’s Executive Council. She called any such foreign action “extremely inappropriate.”

Tens of thousands of protesters marched to the U.S.’s Hong Kong consulate Sunday in an appeal for support from President Donald Trump, many waving American flags. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other prominent U.S. lawmakers, calls for annual assessments on whether the former British colony is sufficiently autonomous from Beijing to continue its special trading status.

“I hope local people with certain standing would stop actively requesting the U.S. Congress to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act,” Lam said. A U.S. government report said earlier this year that the city’s autonomy was “sufficient -- although diminished.”

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Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump© Bloomberg Demonstrators Attend Rally To Petition the U.S. Congress to Pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

Violence flared again last weekend despite Lam’s biggest concession to protesters in more than three months of pro-democracy demonstrations. The chief executive also pleaded for protesters to avoid damaging public facilities, saying the violence risked driving the Asian financial hub further apart.

Small crowds set fires and vandalized subway stations on Sunday following their peaceful march. Riot police retaliated by clearing roads and subway stations and firing tear gas in the bustling shopping district of Causeway Bay. The crowds came out despite Lam’s decision to withdraw legislation that would’ve allowed extraditions to China, which first sparked protests in June.

The weekend unrest signaled that protests against Beijing’s increasing grip over Hong Kong showed no sign of stopping. The city’s economy is taking a hit, with visitor arrivals plunging nearly 40% in August from the same period last year and occupancy rates of hotels in some areas falling by more than half.

Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump© Bloomberg Demonstrators Attend Rally To Petition the U.S. Congress to Pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

A barricade set on fire by demonstrators burns at an entrance to Central Station on Sept. 8.

Damage to subway stations “exceeds far beyond the anti-extradition bill and protest demands,” Lam said. “The escalation and continued violence cannot solve the current problems faced by society, and would cause societal conflicts, rift and even hatred to deepen, making our work to resume order and mend rifts more difficult.”

To contact the reporters on this story: Natalie Lung in Hong Kong at flung6@bloomberg.net;Stephen Tan in Hong Kong at ztan39@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net;Daniel Ten Kate at dtenkate@bloomberg.net

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