Albert Chen says he no longer insists on his counterproposal, noting the scepticism of Beijing, which views it as a challenge to its sovereignty. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong extradition law: Beijing-friendly legal heavyweight Albert Chen breaks silence to call for extra safeguards on contentious proposal

  • Chen had earlier cast doubts over proposal to amend city’s extradition laws that would allow transfer of fugitives to jurisdictions including mainland China
  • He recommends exploring improvements such as empowering local courts to hand over fugitives only to places that could provide fair trials
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Albert Chen says he no longer insists on his counterproposal, noting the scepticism of Beijing, which views it as a challenge to its sovereignty. Photo: David Wong
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Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.