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China: Extradition

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 127566, tabled on 22 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help protect Taiwanese citizens living outside of Taiwan from possible extradition to China.

Answered on

3 March 2022

The UK does not have an extradition treaty with either China or Taiwan, but extraditions can be requested on a case-by-case basis by both. UK courts determine whether extradition would infringe upon an individual's human rights, and extradition from the UK is barred if the court finds that the prosecution is politically motivated. We are unable to comment on what the judicial system of another state might decide to do in such a case.