Hong Kong extradition protests

MPs demand assurances on Hong Kong

Suspending the extradition bill isn't enough - MPs
Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, has apologised for an extradition bill that triggered mass protests.  

She's acknowledged that the bill is now unlikely to pass.  

But in the Commons, MPs said the legislation must be withdrawn for good. 

Mandy Baker reports.

There's more from Today In Parliament at 11.30pm on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds

Hong Kong businessman: "The extradition bill is the right thing"

Magnate Allan Zeman,'father of Lan Kwai Fong' says there's nothing to fear from China
Nearly two million people have taken part in a mass protest in Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill, according to organisers. The business community there has largely been supportive of the protesters. However, property magnate Allan Zeman, best known as the founder of Hong Kong's famous bar district Lan Kwai Fong, says that the bill is the way to go, but that the authorities should have done more to explain it. He also criticises how the protests have been handled, in particular the use of teargas. 
With over 35 years of experience of doing business with China, Mr Zaman believes that it has no desire to change the status of Hong Kong as it serves a financial purpose. Although Mr Zaman acknowledges that China is an authoritarian state, it says it has been changing beyond recognition and that people of Hing Kong have nothing to fear.

(Photo: Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they occupy a street demanding Hong Kong leader to step down after a rally against the now-suspended extradition bill. Credit: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong calls on Carrie Lam to step down
Prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong calls on the city's leader Carrie Lam to step down.
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