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
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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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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Chan Tong-kai will be placed under police protection at his own request. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong government rejects ‘totally unacceptable’ offer from Taiwan to send officials to city to take back murder suspect who sparked protests

  • Government stresses in statement issued well after midnight that Taiwan has no law enforcement power in Hong Kong
  • Taipei had earlier offered to send police officers to city to collect murder suspect Chan Tong-kai
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Chan Tong-kai will be placed under police protection at his own request. Photo: Winson Wong
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