An extradition agreement with mainland China would serve the rule of law, not Beijing’s political interests
- Hong Kong has clear-cut agreements on extradition with many countries. To say that one with Beijing would make Hong Kong subservient is an insult to our esteemed courts and judges
Ronny Tong, SC, was chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association from 1999 to 2001, and was first elected a member of the Legislative Council in 2004. He was re-elected to serve a third term in 2012, but resigned in September 2015. He is currently a member of the Executive Council and convenor of the Path of Democracy think tank. His three major areas of concern are constitutional development, fair competition and the alleviation of poverty.