September 04, 2019

Hope ?

The extradition treaty is being formally withdrawn by the Hong Kong government.



Note that she refers to the 5 demands as being made by THE PUBLIC rather than something like running dog wreckers and saboteurs.  While Mayor Lam nixes one of the demands (which is for what amounts to an internal affairs audit of the HK police) she yields on the Extradition Treaty and offers to parley on the rest. Which is significantly better than a bloodbath. 

I'm still not optimistic, but there is now room for rational hope.

More on this  here and here.

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1 From what I'm reading, the biggest concern is that the Extradition Treaty is NOT withdrawn, she's only declared her intention to ask the appropriate member of the executive to move that the treaty be withdrawn in October, AFTER some media heavy festivals and AFTER people stop paying attention. And that the committee or board responsible for withdrawing the treaty is extremely unlikely to do so, as they are currently staffed by very pro-PRC members.

Posted by: Ben at Wed Sep 4 10:56:26 2019 (osxtX)

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