The extradition bill, designed to plug legal loopholes for criminal suspects, has triggered massive social unrest on Hong Kong’s streets since June. Photo: Felix Wong

Taiwanese robbery suspect flees Hong Kong in echoes of Chan Tong-kai case that led to extradition bill, protest crisis

  • Suspect lands in Hong Kong, steals watches worth HK$1 million at gunpoint and returns to Taiwan within 24 hours, police say
  • Government source says prosecution unlikely because of city’s lack of extradition agreement with self-ruled island
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The extradition bill, designed to plug legal loopholes for criminal suspects, has triggered massive social unrest on Hong Kong’s streets since June. Photo: Felix Wong
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Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai outside the Pik Uk Correctional Institution, Clear Water Bay, in Hong Kong on October 23. Photo: Winson Wong

Taiwan rebuts Hong Kong’s claims it is hindering surrender of murder suspect whose case sparked extradition bill crisis and mass protests

  • Taipei says key issues in the case are ‘the sense of responsibility of the Hong Kong government and the genuine willingness of the suspect’ to return
  • Hong Kong had earlier asked Taiwan to clear the hurdles for Chan Tong-kai’s surrender to authorities in Taipei
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai outside the Pik Uk Correctional Institution, Clear Water Bay, in Hong Kong on October 23. Photo: Winson Wong
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