Ray Wong (left) and Alan Li both fled Hong Kong from charges related to the Mong Kok riot in 2016. Photo: AFP

German consulate distances itself from refugee protection row over Hong Kong fugitives Ray Wong and Alan Li, pledging ties with city will not change

  • German Federal Foreign Office is not part of decision-making process, says official statement released on Tuesday
  • Beijing and Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam earlier expressed strong opposition to Berlin’s decision, saying it undermined city’s international reputation
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Ray Wong (left) and Alan Li both fled Hong Kong from charges related to the Mong Kok riot in 2016. Photo: AFP
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The extradition bill’s opponents say it could leave Hongkongers at risk of unfair prosecution on the mainland. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vows response on extradition bill human rights concerns

  • As deadline nears for amendments before bill’s second reading, city chief says government will respond ‘within days’
  • But she insists on pushing ahead with controversial plan, and rejects recent diplomatic criticism
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The extradition bill’s opponents say it could leave Hongkongers at risk of unfair prosecution on the mainland. Photo: Reuters
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