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End to Hong Kong unrest nowhere in sight

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In the end, the pressure from the street was clearly too strong. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam declared during a press conference that the government was suspending the controversial extradition bill. Why? Apparently, she said, the public still had some concerns and doubts.

Moreover, calm needed to be restored in the streets of Hong Kong. The government now wanted to speak to all sectors of society, and only after having done that would it decide on the next step forward. There is no deadline for passing the law.

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