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Hong Kong’s Leader Suspends and Apologizes for Extradition Bill: Protests Continue

June 18, 2019

Episode Notes:

After intense public pressure, Hong Kong's controversial extradition bill has been suspended indefinitely. Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, has subsequently issued an apology, but was followed by the largest mass protest yet.

Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center, and former U.S. diplomat with the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, joins the Warcast to explain what's happening.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:51 ] Status of the extradition bill
[ 1:28 ] Why the protests continue
[ 3:20 ] How mainland China will likely respond
[ 5:50 ] How Hong Kong impairs China's goals with Taiwan
[ 9:10 ] U.S. and U.K. interests and shrewd choices

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