Let's simply clarify some of the issues at hand:
Fact: China has extradited some Chinese and Taiwanese citizens back to China . People suspected of telephone fraud.
Fear: The people may be innocent, and China may use this "dangerous precedent" to extradite political persons. Something that China may actually do. And has in fact done (HK book sellers as an example).
Fact: Some of the people brought back to China are not Chinese citizens but Taiwanese citizens.
Fear: The Taiwanese may have committed no crime , whereas the PRC citizens in the same group may or may not have.
Fear: Taiwanese fear it's citizens suspected of criminal wrong doing in other countries will be "deported" to China instead of Taiwan, even if the alleged crimes don't involve China .
Is extradition of criminals against the Law? Against who's law? Who's law should be followed ?
Should a country who is suspected of operating outside of the law , i.e. operating extra-judicially at times, be allowed to extradite anyone? For example China, a country that sometimes operates extra judicially, be allowed to extradite suspected telephone fraudsters for fear that they may use this same "mechanism" to extradite political prisoners ? And should America, a country that ACTUALLY does operate extra-judicially as well, be allowed to extradite people suspected of telephone fraud from another country?
Should Taiwanese suspected of crimes be extradited to China, should they not be extradited to Taiwan instead?
My two cents on issue one: Yes extradition should be acceptable with due recognition of validity of the charges by the host country. Criminals should not be allowed to escape justice by hiding in another country. The host country can decide if the charges have merit and decide if it wants to extradite said persons. This is what actually usually occurs.
Issue two: China can be a bad boy. No doubt about that. But this was a case of Chinese and Taiwanese citizens residing in Kenya (for no apparent reason) committing telephone fraud against residents of China. America also will seek extradition of those escaping justice from US law. Extradition may or may not be approved, depending on the ruling of the host country.
Issue three: IF Taiwanese citizens are suspected of crimes against residents in China they should not have immunity from Chinese justice for simply being TAiwanese citizens. But conversely if the TAiwanese abroad are suspected of crimes NOT directly related to China or it's residents they should be deported to Taiwan because they are NOT PRC citizens.
In this case the alleged crimes involved China. There is no question of this.
Taiwan has proven itself to be unwiling to prosecute telephone fraudsters when returned to Taiwan. Having given them only minor fines and no imprisonment.
One can not seriously think that China will stand idly by while its citizens (and other citizens) residing in another country do crimes against the residents of China.
Neither should it simply allow this to continue . It is within it's rights to seek out those who have committed crimes under PRC law.
Now of course the host country can decide on it's own the merits of the charges.
IF the host country happens to be another "wild card" country like Kenya and loans amounting to several hundred million dollars happen to be approved , leading Kenya to be warm to the idea of extraditon of telephone fraudsters (none of whom are Kenyans) . Then , oh well. There is no evidence justice is NOT being served.