Cliff Buddle
Cliff Buddle
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Cliff Buddle

How Hong Kong’s extradition bill falls short of the deal we need with mainland China

  • Talks began more than 20 years ago between Hong Kong and Beijing on a rendition agreement. Why did nothing come of it, and why is the government opting for a case-by-case approach that fails to address Hongkongers’ demand for fair trial safeguards?

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Cliff Buddle

Cliff Buddle

A journalist for more than 30 years, Cliff began his career as a court reporter in London and moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to join the SCMP. Specialising in court reporting and legal affairs, he has held a variety of editorial positions, including Deputy Editor and Acting Editor-in-Chief.