Amid crisis, China rejected HK plan to appease protesters - sources

Amid crisis, China rejected HK plan to appease protesters - sources

Malaysiakini - News·2019-08-31 05:05

Earlier this summer, Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, submitted a report to Beijing that assessed protesters' five key demands and found that withdrawing a contentious extradition bill could help defuse the mounting political crisis in the territory.

The Chinese central government rejected Lam's proposal to withdraw the extradition bill and ordered her not to yield to any of the protesters' other demands at that time, three individuals with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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