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大陸委員會

Q&A

Q4: The government firmly defends the core values of human rights. Why has it objected the amendments to the extradition law?

A: Hong Kong proposed the amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance base on the pretext of dealing with a case involving the murder of a Hong Kong woman in Taiwan last year (2018). However, this is just to disguise its real purpose of paving the way for mainland China to arrest dissidents. The government of Taiwan believes that protecting human rights and manifesting justice are universal core values. However, this cannot come at the cost of national sovereignty or the risk of the extradition of Taiwanese citizens. The government has repeatedly stated firmly that it will never accept any actions intended to eliminate national sovereignty. It also refuses to accept case-by-case extradition premised on amendment of the law.