Joseph Lau Luen-hung is hiding in Hong Kong to avoid serving a jail term in Macau for bribery. The billionaire was handed down a jail term of more than five years in absentia by a Macau court in 2014 for his part in a massive bribes-for-land scandal. Photo: Sam Tsang

No need to fear Hong Kong’s extradition bill if you stay on the right side of the law

  • Whatever crime a person is accused of committing in mainland China must also be considered a crime in Hong Kong before they can be extradited
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Joseph Lau Luen-hung is hiding in Hong Kong to avoid serving a jail term in Macau for bribery. The billionaire was handed down a jail term of more than five years in absentia by a Macau court in 2014 for his part in a massive bribes-for-land scandal. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Cliff Buddle
Cliff Buddle
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Cliff Buddle

How Hong Kong’s extradition bill falls short of the deal we need with mainland China

  • Talks began more than 20 years ago between Hong Kong and Beijing on a rendition agreement. Why did nothing come of it, and why is the government opting for a case-by-case approach that fails to address Hongkongers’ demand for fair trial safeguards?

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