Chinese fugitive Lai Changxing was, in 2011, returned to the mainland from Canada to stand trial, after a no-death-penalty assurance was given. Photo: Reuters
Grenville Cross
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Grenville Cross

Foreign countries have returned fugitives to China, so why won’t Hong Kong?

  • Since reunification, Hong Kong has secured the return of an estimated 200 criminal suspects from the mainland, but not reciprocated. Criminal suspects should not be allowed to evade justice by moving from one part of the country to another

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Chinese fugitive Lai Changxing was, in 2011, returned to the mainland from Canada to stand trial, after a no-death-penalty assurance was given. Photo: Reuters
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Ronny Tong
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Ronny Tong

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

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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