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US News The Murder Suspect Whose Case Sparked the Hong Kong Protests Has Walked Free

07:20  23 october  2019
07:20  23 october  2019 Source:   time.com

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The suspect whose murder case was used as justification to introduce an extradition bill that triggered months of protest in Kong Kong was released from a Hong Kong prison on Wednesday morning, amid a diplomatic row with Taiwan over what to do with him next.

Speaking outside the prison, where he had been serving a sentence on money laundering charges, Chan Tong-kai, 20, bowed and apologized to the people of Hong Kong and the victim’s family.

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“To society, I can only say sorry,” Chan said on live news broadcasts of his release. “I hope for people’s forgiveness. I hope that people can give me a chance to live again, give me a chance to pay back society.”

Chan confirmed his plans to surrender to authorities in Taiwan, where he is accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend. “I am willing to turn myself in for my impulse, the wrong things I’ve done, and serve sentence and be tried in Taiwan.”

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He left the prison in a white van, accompanied by an Anglican priest who had been visiting him in prison. It is not yet known when Chan plans to return to Taiwan.

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His release has sparked a dispute between Hong Kong and Taiwan on how to handle his surrender. In the early morning hours Tuesday, the Hong Kong government issued a statement rejecting Taiwan’s request to send officials to Hong Kong to escort Chan back to Taipei. Hong Kong wants Chan to travel to Taiwan himself and turn himself in informally.

Hong Kong police display a warning banner and read an announcement declaring the gathering illegal at a rally in the Central District in Hong Kong, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the heart of Hong Kong on Friday afternoon in a © ASSOCIATED PRESS Hong Kong police display a warning banner and read an announcement declaring the gathering illegal at a rally in the Central District in Hong Kong, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the heart of Hong Kong on Friday afternoon in a "flash mob" gathering as part of continuing pro-democracy protests on the city. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

At stake is the hugely sensitive issue of Taiwan’s status. Beijing regards the island as a renegade province; self-governing Taiwan sees itself as a sovereign nation.

If Hong Kong were to allow Taiwanese law enforcement officials to land and take custody of Chan, it could be seen as a de facto extradition agreement with a foreign power, and thus a tacit recognition that Taiwan is not part of the ‘One China’ that Beijing insists it is.

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Chan Tong-kai, center, bows after talking to the media as he is released from prison in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. A murder suspect whose case indirectly led to Hong Kong's ongoing protests was freed from prison on Wednesday and told reporters he was willing to surrender to authorities in Taiwan, where he is wanted for the killing of his girlfriend. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) © ASSOCIATED PRESS Chan Tong-kai, center, bows after talking to the media as he is released from prison in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. A murder suspect whose case indirectly led to Hong Kong's ongoing protests was freed from prison on Wednesday and told reporters he was willing to surrender to authorities in Taiwan, where he is wanted for the killing of his girlfriend. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Hong Kong’s leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, used Chan’s murder case to justify the fast-track introduction of a bill that would have allowed the transfer of criminal suspects to jurisdictions where Hong Kong did not have extradition agreements, including Taiwan but more controversially mainland China.

The proposed legislation was met with mass opposition in Hong Kong, after critics argued that Beijing would use the measure to round-up its political opponents in the semi-autonomous territory. A series of peaceful mass marches beginning in June morphed into frequent, violent protests, with protesters now calling for greater political freedom and repudiating Beijing’s sovereignty over the former British colony.

Supporters of the Hong Kong protests demonstrate in central London, Britain, August 17, 2019. REUTERS/ Henry Nicholls © Thomson Reuters Supporters of the Hong Kong protests demonstrate in central London, Britain, August 17, 2019. REUTERS/ Henry Nicholls

The extradition bill is expected to be formally withdrawn by the city’s legislature on Wednesday.

With reporting by Aria Chen / Hong Kong

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Leaderless rebellion: how social media enables global protests .
“A single spark can start a prairie fire,” observed Mao Zedong in 1930, as he tried to convince his followers that revolution was possible in China. Almost a century later, Mao’s observation comes to mind as little sparks set off mass demonstrations across the world. In Lebanon, the trigger for protests was a tax on WhatsApp messages. In Chile it was a rise in metro fares. In France, the gilets jaunes protests that began last year were set off by a rise in petrol taxes. Elsewhere, the roots of popular revolt are more clearly political. In Hong Kong, it was an attempt to allow extradition of criminal suspects to China.

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