Hong Kong Chief Executive Lam ‘should step down’
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Alvin Yeung: Hong Kong Chief Executive should step down

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam must step down in the wake of the political crisis that has engulfed the territory, Civic Party leader Alvin Yeung has told BBC Hardtalk’s Shaun Ley.

Demonstrations began over a controversial bill that would have enabled extraditions to mainland China, but they have since developed into a broader movement seeking democratic reform.

Mr Yeung’s party is demanding universal suffrage for the territory but not full-blown independence from China that some have called for.

Ms Lam has sought to reassure the protesters by saying that “the bill is dead."

Watch the full interview on Tuesday 30 July on BBC World News and Wednesday 31 July 2019 on the BBC News Channel. Watch again on BBC iPlayer (UK only)

  • 30 Jul 2019
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