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Proposed amendment to Hong Kong’s extradition law faces backlash from all sides

By James Thomas

26 March 2019

Proposed amendment to Hong Kong’s extradition law faces backlash from all sides flickr.com/Ron Reiring

Lawyers say that the government’s proposed amendment to change Hong Kong’s extradition laws to allow suspects to be handed over to mainland China raises fundamental concerns due to shortcomings in China’s legal system.