Guangdong province police hand over three robbery suspects to Hong Kong police in August 2018. The government has proposed amending its extradition law to allow reciprocal transfers with Macau, Taiwan and mainland China. Photo: Edward Wong

Security chief John Lee defends Hong Kong’s fugitive extradition proposal, citing positive public feedback

  • Of 4,500 submissions, 3,000 support allowing fugitive transfers to mainland China, Taiwan and Macau
  • Former Chinese official presses for deal, saying more than 300 ‘important fugitives’ had fled to Hong Kong
Topic |   Crime

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Guangdong province police hand over three robbery suspects to Hong Kong police in August 2018. The government has proposed amending its extradition law to allow reciprocal transfers with Macau, Taiwan and mainland China. Photo: Edward Wong
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Soldiers perform a flag-lowering ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan, on December 20, 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Proposed extradition of crime suspects needs careful thought

  • Measures that ensure justice can be done are welcome, but the transfer of fugitives to the mainland, Taiwan and other places is best done through bilateral agreements to ease concerns

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Soldiers perform a flag-lowering ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan, on December 20, 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
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