Taiwan welcomes amendments to Hong Kong extradition rules

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/13
By: Stanley Cheung and Flor Wang

Poon Hiu-wing (潘曉穎, back) and Chan Tung-kai (陳同佳) / Image taken from surveillance cameras

Taipei, Feb. 13 (CNA) Taiwan welcomes a plan by Hong Kong to amend its extradition rules so that the territory can cooperate with other countries or areas on a case-by-case basis, a government official said Wednesday.

Tsai Chiu-ming (蔡秋明), head of the Department of International and Cross-Strait Legal Affairs under the Ministry of Justice, said Taiwan welcomes closer cooperation with other jurisdictions to combat cross-border crime, and he is glad to see Hong Kong’s planned legislation.

Tsai made the remarks in the wake of a report Tuesday that Hong Kong’s Security Bureau has proposed to the Legislative Council that current rules on extradition be amended to facilitate two-way cooperation with countries or areas with which the territory has not inked extradition treaties.

In line with the bureau’s statement, the plan was motivated by a case in which a Hong Kong woman was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend in Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

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