Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Formally Withdraws Extradition Bill
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam withdraws extradition bill and responds to the 5 demands of the protesters in the video below:
Carrie Lam presents 4 actions to initiate the dialogue with people of Hong Kong:
- The Hong Kong government will formally withdraw the extradition bill. The Secretary for Security will move a motion according to the Rules of Procedure when the Legislative Council resumes.
- The Hong Kong government will fully support the work of the IPCC (Independent Police Complaint Council). In addition to the overseas expert, Lam has appointed two new members to the IPCC, Mrs. Helen Yu and Senior Counsel Mr. Paul Lam. Hong Kong government will seriously follow up the recommendations of the IPCC’s report.
- From this month, Carrie Lam and her Principal Officials will reach out to the community to start a direct dialogue. People from all walks of life are invited to share their views and their grievances. Discontent of the society must be addressed and solutions need to be found.
- Carrie Lam invites all community leaders, professionals, and academics to independently examine and review society’s deep-seated problems and advise the government on finding solutions.
Carrie Lam further stated, “Our foremost priority now is to end violence, to safeguard the rule of law, and to restore order and safety in society. As such, the Government has to strictly enforce the law against all violent and illegal acts. My team and I hope that the four actions just announced can help our society to move forward. Let’s replace conflicts with conversations and let’s look for solutions.”
Some of the issues in Hong Kong, below:
54-year-old Yeung Suen is one of Hong Kong’s 100,000 cubicle dwellers. He lives in a 35 square foot windowless space barely bigger than his bed. The irony is, he pays more per square foot in rent than someone living in a luxury apartment. In this episode, “Get Real enters Hong Kong’s world of cubicle dwellers, and asks if living in a cubicle is their only option, in the video “Get Rea!: Cubicle Dreams (Hong Kong)“, video published in 2014, below:
Kristie Lu Stout looks at one of the biggest problems facing Hong Kong people: The lack of affordable housing, in the video “Hong Kong’s housing problem“, below:
The video “Micro flats tackle Hong Kong’s high housing prices“, published in 2016, below:
Inside the home modification project helping low-income families create a working space for their children to better focus on their studies, hoping to give the family a chance to escape from the cycle of poverty. More than 100 low-income families are provided custom-made furniture and given a mini-makeover for their home in this project run by rights advocacy group the Society for Community Organisation and sponsored by the South China Morning Post, in the video “Small changes, big impact: creating space for Hong Kong’s subdivided flat families“, below:
The video “hkWelcome to Hong Kong, Witness“, published in 2014, below:
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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