The rule of law still exists in Hong Kong, but nobody would be safe if they could be extradited to the People’s Republic at Beijing’s whim.
Hong Kong's chief executive, Carrie Lam, hasn't formally withdrawn the bill, presumably because that would involve too grave a loss of face for the regime in Beijing, writes columnist Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong are now eight weeks old and still going strong, but the level of violence is rising.
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Democracy, Terrorism and Killer Robots: Embassy News covers the 2015 Halifax International Security Forum The Halifax International Security Forum is one of the world’s biggest gatherings of defence and security leaders.
'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'