Then chief secretary Carrie Lam, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung (centre) and Constitutional and Mainland Affairs chief Raymond Tam Chi-yuen at AsiaWorld Expo on September 1, 2014. Lam is expected to be left with Hong Kong’s long-overdue task of securing a judicial assistance agreement with the mainland, as Yuen recently said this will still “take some time”. Photo: Sam Tsang

Carrie Lam must seek real progress on fugitive-rendition agreement with mainland China

Grenville Cross says the lack of a treaty on judicial cooperation 20 years after the handover must make Beijing question Hong Kong’s resolve to combat crime, which does not bode well for post-2047 arrangements

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Then chief secretary Carrie Lam, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung (centre) and Constitutional and Mainland Affairs chief Raymond Tam Chi-yuen at AsiaWorld Expo on September 1, 2014. Lam is expected to be left with Hong Kong’s long-overdue task of securing a judicial assistance agreement with the mainland, as Yuen recently said this will still “take some time”. Photo: Sam Tsang
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