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The South China Morning Post (SCMP), with its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post, is a Hong Kong-based English-language newspaper founded in 1903. It is Hong Kong’s newspaper of record, owned by Alibaba Group.
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South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam still believes she did the right thing in trying to pass extradition bil” – below is their description.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she still stands by trying to pass the controversial extradition bill that sparked months of social unrest in 2019 and polarised Hong Kong society, because she still believes the bill is necessary. Speaking to the South China Morning Post, Lam said if she had to do it over again, she would take a different approach, taking more time to “explain and engage” the public about the bill. Lam admitted the government has more work to do to improve communication with Hong Kong residents. She also sought to reassure residents that their rights and freedoms would be safeguarded, even with the implementation of the National Security Law that the central government in Beijing imposed on the city in late June. (Photo: SCMP / Sam Tsang) Support us: https://subscribe.scmp.comSouth China Morning Post YouTube Channel
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