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