The Chinese and Hong Kong flags outside the West Kowloon courts in Sham Shui Po in December 2018. The government’s proposal to amend the city’s extradition laws to allow the transfer of fugitives to mainland China, Macau and Taiwan has sparked heated debate. Photo: Roy Issa
Regina Ip
Opinion

Opinion

Regina Ip

Three reasons Hong Kong’s extradition bill should garner support from foreign governments

  • The Hong Kong government’s proposed changes to the extradition laws would aid the global fight against crime, put the mainland on an equal footing with other jurisdictions the city has agreements with, and expose China to the common law system

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The Chinese and Hong Kong flags outside the West Kowloon courts in Sham Shui Po in December 2018. The government’s proposal to amend the city’s extradition laws to allow the transfer of fugitives to mainland China, Macau and Taiwan has sparked heated debate. Photo: Roy Issa
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