Radio Taiwan International
Date: 29 April, 2019
By: Paula Chao
A well-known Hong Kong bookstore founder, Lam Wing-kee, says his saga can serve as
an example for Taiwan. His comments came Monday in an exclusive interview with RTI.
Lam’s bookshop in Hong Kong, Causeway Bay Books, is best known for selling publications banned in China. He was arrested after crossing the Hong Kong border into Shenzhen, China, in October, 2015. Chinese authorities detained Lam for nearly eight months before his release in 2016. Lam remains a wanted person for “selling books illegally.”
Authorities in Hong Kong have proposed changes to extradition laws that could allow for the transfer of suspects to mainland China for trial. Concerned about his personal freedom, Lam traveled to Taiwan last Thursday. He has been granted a one month stay.
If Hong Kong passes changes to its extradition laws, Lam says that could pave the way for the arbitrary extradition to China of Hong Kong residents and foreign nationals who are on the wanted list. He says his own experience should serve as an example for Taiwan. [FULL STORY]