Police from China’s Guangdong province hand over a suspect in a robbery case to Hong Kong officers at the Huanggang border checkpoint in July last year. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong-mainland China extradition plan to be watered down by exempting 9 economic crimes, under intense pressure from business community

  • Officials back down on contentious proposal to send suspects across the border after business chambers voice concern
  • Only offences punishable by at least three years in prison will trigger the transfer of a fugitive – up from the previously stated one year
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Police from China’s Guangdong province hand over a suspect in a robbery case to Hong Kong officers at the Huanggang border checkpoint in July last year. Photo: Edward Wong
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