Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai outside the Pik Uk Correctional Institution, Clear Water Bay, in Hong Kong on October 23. Photo: Winson Wong

Taiwan rebuts Hong Kong’s claims it is hindering surrender of murder suspect whose case sparked extradition bill crisis and mass protests

  • Taipei says key issues in the case are ‘the sense of responsibility of the Hong Kong government and the genuine willingness of the suspect’ to return
  • Hong Kong had earlier asked Taiwan to clear the hurdles for Chan Tong-kai’s surrender to authorities in Taipei
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai outside the Pik Uk Correctional Institution, Clear Water Bay, in Hong Kong on October 23. Photo: Winson Wong
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Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai leaves custody in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Why a dispute over a Hong Kong murder suspect is giving Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen an election edge

  • The row over Chan Tong-kai’s case is amplifying the ruling party’s position as an upholder of the island’s ‘sovereignty’, analysts say
  • But Tsai ‘will need more than the furore’ to win next year’s presidential race
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai leaves custody in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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