Pro-China protesters hold pictures of Hong Kong activists Alan Li and Ray Wong during a demonstration near the German consulate in Hong Kong on May 23. Germany has granted the pair asylum. Photo: AP
Michael Chugani
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Chugani

Why did Germany feel the need to grant asylum to Hong Kong riot fugitives? Ask Carrie Lam

  • Hong Kong has an extradition treaty with Germany, so why didn’t the government seek to have the Mong Kok pair returned?
  • Probably because it didn’t want the city’s dirty linen washed in public, amid perceptions that our freedoms are being eroded

TOP PICKS

Pro-China protesters hold pictures of Hong Kong activists Alan Li and Ray Wong during a demonstration near the German consulate in Hong Kong on May 23. Germany has granted the pair asylum. Photo: AP
READ FULL ARTICLE
The extradition bill’s opponents say it could leave Hongkongers at risk of unfair prosecution on the mainland. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vows response on extradition bill human rights concerns

  • As deadline nears for amendments before bill’s second reading, city chief says government will respond ‘within days’
  • But she insists on pushing ahead with controversial plan, and rejects recent diplomatic criticism
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

TOP PICKS

The extradition bill’s opponents say it could leave Hongkongers at risk of unfair prosecution on the mainland. Photo: Reuters
READ FULL ARTICLE