Politics Watch: Why the Hong Kong Extradition Bill was Withdrawn and What it Means for the Future

◎ Carrie Lam has technically not made any concessions yet to the protesters. On Sept. 4, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced that her government will “formally withdraw” the proposed extradition bill that sparked thirteen straight weeks of protests in the city. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rose 4 percent on news of the extradition …

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