Former secretary for justice Elsie Leung said international critics of the Hong Kong government’s extradition bill did not understand the amended legislation: Photo: Xiaomei Chen

US cancelling Hong Kong’s special status would hurt both parties, says former secretary for justice Elsie Leung

  • In an interview with the Post, city’s first justice minister following the 1997 handover says international critics of the extradition bill do not understand it
  • The special status Hong Kong enjoys has sheltered it from trade war, and also affords the US its largest bilateral trade surplus
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Former secretary for justice Elsie Leung said international critics of the Hong Kong government’s extradition bill did not understand the amended legislation: Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng says the government would consider adding human rights safeguards to its controversial extradition bill. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong extradition bill: justice chief backs human rights safeguards, but only on ad hoc basis

  • Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng says requirement would only be carried out after legislation is passed by Legislative Council
  • Government also considering having observers monitor treatment of any fugitives sent abroad to stand trial
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Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng says the government would consider adding human rights safeguards to its controversial extradition bill. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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