2019/10/24

Taiwan's U-turn on Chan's case

Chan's alleged murder of his girlfriend, also a Hongkonger, resulted also in the death of the baby she was expecting. He then fled to Hong Kong. All the important evidence of crime concerning the murder case is in Taiwan. Furthermore, Hong Kong has a common law system and adheres to the "territoriality principle", meaning that it can do nothing about a murder case that happened in Taiwan. Ultimately the Hong Kong authorities managed to convict Chan of money laundering only. Having served his term of imprisonment, Chan is to be released today. All eyes are on his next move.