Qiao Jianjun was arrested by Swedish police a year ago following a request from Beijing. Photo: Handout

Swedish court’s decision to free Chinese suspect ‘a major setback’ for global fugitive hunt

  • Former head of grain storage facility Qiao Jianjun is wanted on suspicion of having embezzled millions of dollars
  • Development could be part of broader pushback against China amid distrust of legal system, political scientist says
Topic |   Crime in China

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Qiao Jianjun was arrested by Swedish police a year ago following a request from Beijing. Photo: Handout
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The Hong Kong protesters’ audacity – in particular their open defiance of the city’s ultimate political masters in Beijing – has gained them widespread praise. Photo: Dickson Lee

Scoffing in Singapore, praise in Philippines: how Asia sees Hong Kong’s extradition bill protests

  • The mammoth marches that involved an estimated 2 million people have inspired a range of views from the region’s citizens and direct action veterans
  • Some are in favour, and see hope in Hongkongers’ audacity – while others run the gamut from shrill condemnation to ambivalence
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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The Hong Kong protesters’ audacity – in particular their open defiance of the city’s ultimate political masters in Beijing – has gained them widespread praise. Photo: Dickson Lee
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