The debate over a bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China has centred around whether Hong Kong’s political and legal safeguards can be trusted. Photo: Sam Tsang
Matthew Cheung
Opinion

Opinion

Matthew Cheung

Extradition bill will enable Hong Kong to uphold justice, and built-in safeguards mean fears are unfounded

  • The rules under which extradition would be considered are clear-cut and Hong Kong’s judicial independence remains strong
  • Not acting on this agreement would jeopardise public safety

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The debate over a bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China has centred around whether Hong Kong’s political and legal safeguards can be trusted. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Opponents to the proposed extradition bill rally outside the Legislative Council building, where the amendments were to be discussed, on May 4. Photo: Edmond So
Grenville Cross
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Grenville Cross

Opponents to Hong Kong’s extradition bill are blind to progress in China’s legal system

  • The legal amendments will enable an arrangement for fugitive transfer with the mainland not unlike those it already has in place with other countries
  • Critics fail to see the improvements over the years to China’s judicial processes

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Opponents to the proposed extradition bill rally outside the Legislative Council building, where the amendments were to be discussed, on May 4. Photo: Edmond So
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