Hong Kong protests urged as China says new security law will allow extraditions to mainland

Hong Kong protests urged as China says new security law will allow extraditions to mainlandJuly 1, 2020

Carrie Lam toasts ‘success and affluence of our motherland’ at flag-raising ceremony as city awakes under shadow of new security laws

Hong Kong awoke to its first day under controversial national security laws imposed by Beijing, with activists calling for further protests and China confirming some suspects could be extradited to the mainland under the new rules.

The city’s leader, Carrie Lam, told a ceremony marking the 23rd anniversary of its handover to China on Wednesday that the laws were “the most important development in relations between central – HKSAR [Hong Kong Special Administrative Region] since the handover”.

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