A contentious extradition bill would allow case-by-case transfers of fugitives between Hong Kong and jurisdictions it lacks a long-term agreement with, including mainland China. Photo: Roy Issa

Hong Kong extradition bill: Only China’s supreme court should be able to request transfer of fugitives, lawmaker says

  • Financial services sector legislator Christopher Cheung argues China’s rule of law weakens as it reaches provincial and municipal levels
  • Cheung had earlier suggested narrowing scope of offences to those entailing a minimum prison sentence of seven to 10 years
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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A contentious extradition bill would allow case-by-case transfers of fugitives between Hong Kong and jurisdictions it lacks a long-term agreement with, including mainland China. Photo: Roy Issa
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