HKSAR chief executive says work on fugitive bill 'dead'

Carrie Lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), announced on Tuesday that the work on the fugitive bill is "dead." Lam said she was saddened by the staged violence at the Legislative Council building last week, and the proposed fugitive bill which had sparked the protests has been put to an end. Lam also said the government would listen more to people's voices, and asked the public to express their views in a peaceful manner. Last July 1, 13 police officers were hospitalized after protesters stormed the Legislative Council building of HKSAR. The move was widely condemned, while thousands came out in support of the police's efforts to maintain the rule of law.