US Consul General Kurt Tong questions Hong Kong government over extradition bill and Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet breaks his silence

The Hong Kong government needs to do a better job of alleviating public fears over the proposed amendment to the extradition law, the top American diplomat in the city said on Saturday.Kurt Tong, the US consul general, also questioned the prosecution of nine democracy activists who were found guilty for their roles in the 2014 Occupy protests, calling the charges brought against them “rather aggressive”.Tong said concern was palpable among the business community and foreigners over the bill,…

source https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3008872/us-consul-general-kurt-tong-questions-hong-kong-government

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