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Xi Jinping backs off Hong Kong — for now

First published: CapX 17/06/2019

You would need to have a heart of stone not to have been moved by the sight of hordes of protestors — the organisers claimed 2 million — swarming through Hong Kong over the weekend.

It was the third public display of opposition to the Hong Kong government’s proposed Extradition Law in a week, and by the time they disbanded, the Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, had apologised to the protestors, and announced that the controversial Extradition Law had been suspended. Hong Kong’s worst political crisis since the handover in 1997, though, is far from over. Read on….