June 10, 2019 / 7:36 AM / 6 days ago

China says it will support Hong Kong to pass extradition law

Police stand guard outside the Legislative Council after the clashes that took place during a protest against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong, China June 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday it will continue to support the Hong Kong government to pass an extradition law, after more than one million people protested in the city to thwart a proposal that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comment at a daily news briefing in Beijing.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Michael Martina; Editing by Nick Macfie

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