How will Hong Kong deal with growing public discontent? | Inside Story

Published on Jun 16, 2019
Anger over Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill isn’t going away, even after it was suspended.

A controversial extradition law has been suspended in Hong Kong, but protesters say that’s not enough. The bill would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. The demonstrators have demanded it be scrapped completely. And they now want the territory’s leader Carrie Lam to step down too. The chief executive serves like a prime minister and is chosen by a committee. But it’s made up of mainly pro-Beijing politicians and business leaders. The ‘one country-two systems’ governance deal with China, was meant to protect Hong Kong’s semi-autonomy status. But protesters say their freedoms are under threat, and they’ll fight to keep them. So, how will Hong Kong administration deal with this? And how’s it viewed in China?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan

Guests Emily Lau, former chairwoman of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party. Einar Tangen, policital analyst. Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

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