Chan Tong-kai wants to turn himself in to the Taiwanese authorities, but Taipei says Hong Kong should not allow the suspect to walk free. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong and Taiwan clash over surrender of murder suspect whose case sparked extradition bill crisis and mass protests

  • Taiwan’s Justice Minister Tsai Ching-hsiang says Hong Kong authorities must follow up the case by pressing charges against the suspect before he is released
  • But Hong Kong’s Security Bureau insists Taipei has ‘absolute jurisdiction’ over the case and surrender is not any obstacle in terms of legal procedures
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Chan Tong-kai wants to turn himself in to the Taiwanese authorities, but Taipei says Hong Kong should not allow the suspect to walk free. Photo: Winson Wong
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Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai is due to complete his 18-month sentence in Hong Kong on Wednsday. Photo: Winson Wong

Taiwan rejects murder suspect’s surrender offer, says Hong Kong must comply with ‘legal procedures’

  • Taiwan says it won’t permit Hong Kong to simply let Chan show up on the island to turn himself in
  • Taiwan wants full judicial cooperation from Hong Kong in murder trial
Topic |   Crime in Hong Kong

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Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai is due to complete his 18-month sentence in Hong Kong on Wednsday. Photo: Winson Wong
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