A statement from the government's press service said the session of the Hong Kong's Legislative Council that was scheduled to begin at 11am would be "changed to a later time to be determined" by the council secretariat.
The statement said the "hearts of all freedom-loving people were moved by the courage of the one million men and women of Hong Kong who took to the streets on Sunday to peacefully demand their rights, defend their sovereignty and denounce this horrific extradition bill". "This is why Hong Kong people are scared of Chinese policies", she said. The protest appeared to be Hong Kong's largest in more than a decade and reflected growing apprehension about relations with the Communist Party-ruled mainland.
Shouting "democracy for Hong Kong", the protesters in Vancouver said many of their family members live in Hong Kong and are anxious about their future.
Taken from a position overlooking Causeway Bay, the videos, provided by Reuters, showed hundreds of thousands of protesters gradually filling every inch of square space in the area on a hot and humid Sunday.
Despite the scale of the protests, Hong Kong officials - supported by the Community Party in Beijing - have said they will not back down on the extradition law plans.
As of Wednesday, tens of thousands of protesters had paralyzed central Hong Kong by blocking major roads in protest against the government's controversial plan to allow extraditions to China, AFP reported.
Britain handed Hong Kong back to China 22 years ago under a "one-country, two-systems" formula, with guarantees that its autonomy and freedoms, including an independent justice system, would be protected. They have also dismissed calls to end state censorship of LGBTI content.
Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆), one of the leaders of the 2014 Sunflower Movement, and more than 100 protesters staged a sit-in protest outside Hong Kong's representative office in Taipei on Wednesday to oppose a proposed bill in Hong Kong that would allow the extradition of crime suspects to China for trial.
Most of the protesters were young people and students.
He was asked about rumors that more Chinese security forces were going to be sent to Hong Kong.
Han drew criticism on Sunday for saying he knew nothing about the Hong Kong protest when asked about the massive protest that day. The Chinese-ruled city is expected to see mass protests as almost 2,000 mostly small retail shops, including restaurants, grocery, book and coffee shops, have announced plans to strike as per the report revealed by an online survey.
The vast public outrage poses one of the city's biggest challenges to the central government in recent years and presents Lam with a balancing act as she tries to push forward on the proposal that China has endorsed.
"The only responsible thing to do now is for Carrie Lam to withdraw the evil bill, or at least to shelve it in order to solve the crisis", said pro-democracy lawmaker Fernando Cheung.
Hong Kong now limits extraditions to jurisdictions with which it has existing agreements and to others on an individual basis.
"If the law is implemented, anyone can disappear from Hong Kong". The forceful measures were aimed at some protesters who tried to force their way into the chamber where the bill was to be debated.
"I hope it all works out for China and for Hong Kong", Trump told reporters at the White House.