Protesters have come out against the extradition proposal, saying it could open the door to political prosecutions of Hongkongers in mainland China. Photo: AFP

Former Hong Kong officials Chris Patten and Anson Chan contradict Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s claim that mainland China was not deliberately excluded as a destination for fugitive transfers

  • The city’s leader has said the mainland was never deliberately excluded from Hong Kong’s extradition laws before the city returned to Chinese rule
  • The city’s last colonial governor and his deputy say that is false
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Protesters have come out against the extradition proposal, saying it could open the door to political prosecutions of Hongkongers in mainland China. Photo: AFP
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).