Chan Tong-kai is due to be released on Wednesday after serving 19 months on money-laundering charges. Photo: Winson Wong

Taiwan asks Hong Kong to hand over fugitive murder suspect Chan Tong-kai after U-turn on request for formal talks

  • Authorities in Taipei insist they were not playing politics and say they hope city authorities will help ensure suspect stands trial
  • Chan is accused of killing pregnant girlfriend on island in early 2018 in case that prompted Hong Kong to propose ill-fated extradition bill
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Chan Tong-kai is due to be released on Wednesday after serving 19 months on money-laundering charges. Photo: Winson Wong
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.