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Hong Kong's Lam says hopes extradition bill's withdrawal will help solve crisis

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Thursday she hopes the formal withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill and other measures will help solve the city's political crisis.

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Thursday she hopes the formal withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill and other measures will help solve the city's political crisis.

Beijing-backed Lam was speaking a day after she formally withdrew the bill, which had sparked mass protests and plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its biggest political crisis in decades.

Protesters and some lawmakers were quick to respond that Ms Lam's move was too little, too late.

REUTERS

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