Gravitas: Hong Kong protests - why China relented?

China Has Publicly Backed Down After 8 Days Of Mass Protests Against Extradition Bill In Hong Kong China hardly ever buckles under negative scrunity. In fact, the communist regime rolled military tanks over its own people in Tiananmen Square three decades ago. So what happened in Hong Kong? Why did Beijing relent after just 8 days of mass protests against extradition bill? Palki with a detailed explanation