Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai leaves Pik Uk Correctional Institution on Wednesday. Photo: Bloom

Taiwan officers can accompany murder suspect Chan Tong-kai from Hong Kong to island – as long as he agrees and they don’t use legal power in city, experts say

  • Case sparked a row between Hong Kong and Taipei as sides tangled over how Chan, who intended to turn himself in to Taiwan, could be handled
  • Taiwan had offered to send police officers to pick up the suspect, a suggestion dismissed by the Hong Kong government as ‘totally unacceptable’
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Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai leaves Pik Uk Correctional Institution on Wednesday. Photo: Bloom
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Chris Lau

Chris Lau

Chris is a reporter specialising in court and legal affairs in Hong Kong. From criminal justice to constitutional issues, he brings in the latest updates and in-depth analysis on legal issues that affect all aspects of the city. He also covers human rights issues extensively.

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.

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.