- 法案（後出 legislation も同意）
- 引き起こす（後出 ignite も同意）
- massive protest
- legislative session
- 立法会のこと（後出 legislative exercise は立法会での審議のこと）
- Chief Executive Carrie Lam
- retract ～
- finish one's term
- 自治権（後出 special ... status は特別行政区としての地位）
- 共産党員（後出 Communist Party は共産党）
Hong Kong will not likely revive extradition bill
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's embattled leader apologized on June 18 for an unpopular extradition bill that drew massive protests and indicated it will not be revived during the current legislative session.
But Chief Executive Carrie Lam did not formally retract the legislation, which would allow some suspects to face trial in mainland Chinese courts. She also said she hopes to finish her term.
Lam said she did not expect to be able to win public support for the bill, seen by many in Hong Kong as a further weakening of the former British colony's legal autonomy at a time when Communist-ruled China is growing increasingly authoritarian.
"If we don't have confidence from the people, we will not proceed with the legislative exercise again," Lam said.
The bill ignited several massive protests, including a march by nearly 2 million people on June 16 and by as many as 1 million people a week earlier.
The uproar over the extradition bill has highlighted worries that Hong Kong is losing the special autonomous status China promised it when it took control from Britain in 1997.
One concern is that the law might be used to send critics of Communist Party rule to the mainland to face vague political charges, possible torture and unfair trials.