Secretary for Security John Lee hopes the legislation can be passed while a man wanted in Taiwan is still in custody. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong security chief John Lee vows to push on with controversial extradition law even if murder suspect whose case prompted bill has already walked free

  • Lee says the administration will press on regardless of whether student Chan Tong-kai will escape being extradited to Taiwan
  • Beijing’s top man in charge of Hong Kong affairs says primary aim of the law is to net mainland Chinese fugitives
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Secretary for Security John Lee hopes the legislation can be passed while a man wanted in Taiwan is still in custody. Photo: Nora Tam
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Chan Tong-kai being transported to court in Hong Kong in 2018. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong man wanted in Taiwan murder case ‘could escape extradition’ after pleading guilty to money laundering charges

  • Court hears for first time that man admitted to killing his girlfriend after learning she was pregnant with another man’s child
  • Yet legal experts say Chan could escape extradition if he walks free of a money laundering sentence before the new fugitive bill is passed
Topic |   Crime in Hong Kong

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Chan Tong-kai being transported to court in Hong Kong in 2018. Photo: Winson Wong
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