Joseph Lau Luen-hung attends the funeral service for real estate tycoon Walter Kwok Ping-sheung at St John’s Cathedral in Central on November 1, 2018. Lau has dropped his legal challenge to the government’s extradition bill. Photo: Sam Tsang
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Hong Kong extradition bill is now a litmus test for patriotism with a fugitive tycoon as its face

  • Billionaire Joseph Lau’s statement suggests that opposition to the extradition bill signals a lack of patriotism, an impression the government has done nothing to counter

TOP PICKS

Joseph Lau Luen-hung attends the funeral service for real estate tycoon Walter Kwok Ping-sheung at St John’s Cathedral in Central on November 1, 2018. Lau has dropped his legal challenge to the government’s extradition bill. Photo: Sam Tsang
READ FULL ARTICLE
Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng and Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu arrive for a special meeting of the Legislative Council’s panel on security. Photo: Wilson Wong

Hong Kong extradition bill will not have safeguards and fair trial guarantee built in

  • Officials say top-up protections depending on each case will allow government greater flexibility
  • They are unable to clarify how they will tackle the politically tricky issue of which Taiwan authority they should deal with on extradition requests
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

TOP PICKS

Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng and Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu arrive for a special meeting of the Legislative Council’s panel on security. Photo: Wilson Wong
READ FULL ARTICLE