FIGHT BREAKS OUT IN HONG KONG PARLIAMENT

FIGHTING ERUPTED IN HONG KONG'S LEGISLATURE ON SATURDAY OVER PLANNED CHANGES TO THE LAW ALLOWING SUSPECTS TO BE SENT TO MAINLAND CHINA FOR TRIAL.

WHILE TAIWAN HAS SOUGHT HIS EXTRADITION, HONG KONG OFFICIALS SAY THEY CANNOT HELP AS THEY DO NOT HAVE AN EXTRADITION AGREEMENT WITH TAIWAN.

Under a policy known as "One Country, Two Systems", Hong Kong has a separate legal system to mainland China.
Fighting erupted in Hong Kong's legislature on Saturday over planned changes to the law allowing suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial.
But Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam earlier this year announced plans to change the law so suspects could be extradited to Taiwan, Macau or mainland China on a case-by-case basis.

Fighting erupted in Hong Kong's legislature on Saturday over planned changes to the law allowing suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. Several lawmakers were injured and one was taken to hospital as politicians...

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