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香港 「逃亡犯条例」改正案を撤回 行政長官が正式表明

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withdraw
撤回する
extradition bill
中国本土 (mainland China) の司法当局へ容疑者引き渡しを可能とする「逃亡犯条例」改正案のこと
spark
引き起こす(後出 prompt も同意)
protest
抗議(活動)(後出 demonstration も同意、protester は抗議する人)
Chief ... Lam
林鄭月娥行政長官
bow to ~
~に屈服する
unrest
社会的な混乱
vow to ~
~すると誓う
yield
譲歩する
investigation
調査(後出 investigate は調査する)
alleged ~
(ここでは)~の疑い
brutality
残虐行為(ここでは暴力による強硬な取り締まり)
unconditional release
無条件の釈放
detain
拘束する
democracy
民主主義
trial
裁判
massive
大規模な
disrupt
一時不通にする
televised message
テレビ放映を通じての談話
police watchdog ... misconduct
抗議活動をめぐる警察の不当行為を監視する機関のこと( watchdog は監視機関、misconduct は不当行為)
erode
衰退する
autonomy
自治
In this image made from video provided on Sept. 4, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks in a television message, in Hong Kong. (Hong Kong Government Information Services via AP)

Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill that sparked protests   

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Sept. 4 withdrew an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations, bowing to one of the protesters' demands in the hope of ending increasingly violent unrest.

Activists, however, rejected the move as "too little, too late," and vowed not to yield until the government accepts other demands including an independent investigation into alleged police brutality against protesters, the unconditional release of those detained and democracy.

The bill would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China for trials. It has prompted massive protests since June that have disrupted transportation around the city and at its international airport.

In a recorded televised message, Lam said the government would not accept the other demands, and instead named two new members to a police watchdog agency investigating police misconduct.

Many in Hong Kong see the extradition bill as an example of the city's eroding autonomy since China took control of it from Britain in 1997.

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週刊英語学習紙 毎日ウィークリー9月14日号

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