Front Burner

Hong Kong protests and fears of China's long reach

Hong Kong Free Press reporter Jennifer Creery on this week’s protests in Hong Kong over the government’s extradition bill, and what it means for the region’s fight to resist China’s influence.
Residents argue with police officers outside the Central Government Complex on June 13 in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's Legislative Council delayed a second reading of the controversial extradition on Thursday after police and protesters clashed outside government buildings as tensions continue over the bill that would allow suspected criminals to be sent to the mainland. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
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Throughout the week hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents took to the streets to protest a proposed extradition bill. Many fear it will be used to target dissidents who speak out against the Chinese state. Protests escalated to violent clashes between police and young demonstrators. Today on Front Burner, Hong Kong Free Press reporter Jennifer Creery on what this means for the region's fight to resist China's influence.

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