A commentary on the 2019 Extradition Bill

A commentary on the 2019 Extradition Bill

A brief recount of protests surrounding the bill Following the Hong Kong government’s introduction of a legislative proposal to transfer fugitives to any jurisdiction on a case-by-case basis, protests have rippled the city, with concerns over the sensitive subject nature of the bill, as well as accompanying procedural issues. Most significantly, protesters have expressed their deep concern about the implications of the arrangement on the relationship between Hong Kong and China. On June 9th, 1 million people took to the streets to oppose the extradition proposal. Nonetheless, the Hong Kong government decided to press ahead with the second reading of the proposed bill in the Legislative Council. To hold off the debate, protesters came together again on June 11th and June 12th, resulting in the debate being stalled. The protestors did not stop there. Some pushed at police lines at the LegCo building, and violence erupted. The clash saw the police firing tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets at largely peaceful...
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Snapshots #1: The June 4th Incident and the 2019 Extradition Bill

Snapshots #1: The June 4th Incident and the 2019 Extradition Bill

Snapshots #1: The June 4th Incident and the 2019 Extradition Bill      The June 4th Incident of 1989 is regarded as one of the defining moments of recent Chinese history, where student-led demonstrations in Beijing calling for political and economic reform resulted in suppression by military units. Whilst the exact details of the incident remain unclear, what is clear is that the efforts made towards the betterment of their society have not been forgotten. The June 4th incident, and continued calls for justice for the demonstrators, have always been focal points of Hong Kong and CUHKCAS. Though June 4th is an issue of 30 years past, we should bear historical lessons in mind when reflecting on current political events. It is heartening to see that Hong Kong people have always been actively engaged in political discussion towards political and social issues, especially those regarding the repercussions of Hong Kong and Chinese governmental actions on the integrity of One Country Two Systems. Whilst not exactly...
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