Chan Tong-kai, the Hong Kong citizen at the centre of the present dispute, leaves prison on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

How justice falls through the cracks of a Taiwan-Hong Kong legal loophole

  • Without a cooperation framework with the city, Taiwanese police cannot pursue a range of criminals
  • But the island has been able to forge successful relationships with other jurisdictions
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Chan Tong-kai, the Hong Kong citizen at the centre of the present dispute, leaves prison on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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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.