Hong Kong, Taiwan signal openness to cooperation on Chan case

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/10/23
By: Chang Wei-chiang, Wu Po-wei, Liu Shih-i, and Matthew Mazzetta

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Following the release Wednesday of a suspect wanted for murder in Taiwan, the Hong Kong government opened the door to cooperation between the two sides, while defending its handling of the case.

At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng (鄭若驊) said Hong Kong would cooperate with Taiwan's requests for evidence in the case of Chan Tong-kai (陳同佳), if the requests met the necessary legal standards.

Chan, who has offered to turn himself in to Taiwanese authorities to face trial, would be allowed to take evidence in his possession to Taiwan if he decided to go, Cheng said.

She maintained, however, that the Hong Kong government did not have jurisdiction over the murder case, under its Prosecution Code.    [FULL  STORY]

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