The opposition in Hong Kong has objected to an extradition agreement with mainland China on fears it would lower the judicial barrier under the ‘one country, two systems’ principle. Photo: Shutterstock

Why Hong Kong can’t seal the deal with mainland China on extradition

  • Agreements on extraditing offenders can only take place between jurisdictions with similarly mature legal systems
  • According to the World Justice Project, Hong Kong’s justice system ranks at 16 out of 126 countries covered, while China is at 82
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The opposition in Hong Kong has objected to an extradition agreement with mainland China on fears it would lower the judicial barrier under the ‘one country, two systems’ principle. Photo: Shutterstock
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