READ MORE:* Thousands protest in Hong Kong, delaying debate on controversial extradition bill* Hong Kong's last fight is lost* Police, protesters clash outside Hong Kong's parliamentWHY WERE PEOPLE PROTESTING? Supporters have pointed to the case of Chan Tong-kai, a Hong Kong man who admitted to Hong Kong police that he killed his girlfriend during a trip to Taiwan. Because Hong Kong and Taiwan don't have an extradition agreement, he has not been sent to Taiwan to face charges there, though he has been jailed in Hong Kong on money laundering charges. The detention of several Hong Kong booksellers in late 2015 intensified worries about the erosion of Hong Kong's rule of law. It was the first known case in recent years of a Western government accepting political refugees from Hong Kong.
Source: Stuff June 12, 2019 09:45 UTC