Hong Kong residents braced for further political turmoil as the territory’s government prepared to send the legislature a widely opposed bill that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China.

The legislation has become a lightning rod for concerns about Beijing’s increasing control over the former British colony, which had been promised it would retain its own legal and social institutions for 50 years after its return to Chinese rule in 1997.

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