Taiwan urged to grant suspect's entry

October 20, 2021

Secretary for Security Tang Ping-keung today urged Taiwan to allow homicide case suspect Chan Tong-kai's entry, saying he learnt that Chan very much hopes to surrender to Taiwan.

 

Mr Tang spoke to the media about the case after attending a Legislative Council meeting today.

 

He noted that Chan had already served his sentence for the offence he committed in Hong Kong, but Taiwan has refused his entry due to political reasons.

 

"I think for anyone who has served their sentence regarding the offence they have committed, they are as free as anyone else in the city. They are free people. They can do whatever they want within the law, of course.

 

"But I think the whole issue is that Taiwan does not allow Chan to go to Taiwan to face his responsibility.

 

"Here I would like to reiterate that no matter what Taiwan does, it will not change the fact that Taiwan is part of China."

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