HK formally withdraws controversial extradition bill

Published on 4 Sep 2019 7:50:43 PM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday announced the formal withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that has plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades.

The bill, which would have allowed extraditions to mainland China where courts are controlled by China’s central government, triggered months of unrest.