Joseph Lau was jailed in absentia for more than five years for his part in a Macau bribes-for-land scandal. Photo: Sam Tsang

Extraditions from Hong Kong to rest of China violate Basic Law, argue lawyers for fugitive tycoon Joseph Lau in judicial review

  • Former chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings, jailed in absentia for more than five years in Macau, submitted amendments to legal challenge last week
  • The government’s plan has already drawn ire from across society, and led to chaos in the legislature
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Joseph Lau was jailed in absentia for more than five years for his part in a Macau bribes-for-land scandal. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Abraham Razack attempts to enter the bills committee meeting at the Legislative Council. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong leader stakes credibility on extradition bill – but impasse continues in Legislative Council

  • Carrie Lam faces her worst political crisis since taking office nearly two years ago, but expects to get the votes to pass the controversial legislation
  • Two government sources say she is doubling down, feeling her governance would be undermined if she caved in to opposition and dropped the bill
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Abraham Razack attempts to enter the bills committee meeting at the Legislative Council. Photo: Sam Tsang
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