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Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law


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However, China’s Communist Party has been seen as increasingly reneging on that agreement by forcing through unpopular laws.A vote on the legislation is scheduled on June 20.China’s Foreign Ministry repeated its support for the bil, with spokesman Geng Shuang denying Beijing has been interfering in the city’s affairs in a way that violates agreements made when Hong Kong was handed back to China.“Hong Kong people’s rights and freedoms have been fully guaranteed in accordance with law,” he said.At the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump called it as “big a demonstration as I’ve ever seen,” adding: “I hope it all works out for China and for Hong Kong.”The protests are widely seen as reflecting growing apprehension about relations with the mainland, where Xi has said he has zero tolerance for those demanding greater self-rule for Hong Kong.Critics believe the extradition legislation would put Hong Kong residents at risk of becoming trapped in China’s judicial system, in which opponents of Communist Party rule have been charged with economic crimes or ill-defined national security offenses, and would not be guaranteed free trials.Lam said the government has considered concerns from the private sector and altered the bill to improve human rights safeguards.

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