Hong Kong’s About Face

Clay Chandler here, filling in for Alan. I write from Hong Kong where the big news is that Carrie Lam, the city’s Beijing-appointed chief executive, announced this afternoon that she will “pause” her administration’s push to pass a contentious extradition bill. The proposal, which would have enabled Hong Kong to hand over fugitives accused of […]

Behind the Barricades in Hong Kong, a Game of High-Tech Cat and Mouse—Data Sheet

Clay Chandler, filling in for Adam today. I write from Hong Kong where an uneasy calm descended this morning after the Legislative Council announced it will delay debate on a controversial proposal allowing extraditions to China’s mainland. The extradition measure is deeply unpopular here. The artless manner in which Hong Kong’s Beijing-annointed chief secretary Carrie […]