Lawmaker Claudia Mo participates in demonstrations against changes to Hong Kong’s fugitive transfers law, in Causeway Bay on April 28. An estimated 130,000 people joined the protests against a proposal to allow extraditions to jurisdictions including mainland China. Photo: James Wendlinger

The Hong Kong government must listen to Beijing – why should we believe its promises on extradition?

  • Can Hong Kong’s government and courts really resist if Beijing seeks extradition for a political offence?
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Lawmaker Claudia Mo participates in demonstrations against changes to Hong Kong’s fugitive transfers law, in Causeway Bay on April 28. An estimated 130,000 people joined the protests against a proposal to allow extraditions to jurisdictions including mainland China. Photo: James Wendlinger
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Alex Lo
Alex Lo
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

My Take by Alex Lo

Selling the extradition bill fast becoming a lost cause

  • When even an admitted murderer can escape justice, it is clear that Hong Kong’s leaders are doing a poor job of convincing the public of the need for such a law

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