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

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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
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