Security chief John Lee defends Hong Kong’s fugitive extradition proposal, citing positive public feedback

Hong Kong’s security chief on Wednesday hit out at growing opposition to a government proposal to allow the transfer of fugitives from the city to mainland China, Taiwan and other jurisdictions not covered by existing extradition agreements, saying that two-thirds of 4,500 public submissions received so far supported the idea.Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu stuck to his guns on the proposal, as former Chinese vice-minister of public security Chen Zhimin stressed the need for such an…



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