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In tit-for-tat transfer, China suspends extradition treaties with Canada, Australia, Britain

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BEIJING: China on Tuesday introduced the suspension of Hong Kong’s extradition treaties with Canada, Australia and Britain after the three nations introduced the same selections in protest to controversial new safety legislation. Canada, Australia and Britain are a part of […]

BEIJING: China on Tuesday introduced the suspension of Hong Kong’s extradition treaties with Canada, Australia and Britain after the three nations introduced the same selections in protest to controversial new safety legislation.
Canada, Australia and Britain are a part of the ‘5 Eyes’ intelligence alliance. The opposite members, New Zealand, which suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong earlier on Tuesday, and the US, which has signalled it’s getting ready to do the identical.
“The flawed motion of Canada, Australia and the UK in politicising judicial cooperation with Hong Kong has significantly harm the idea of judicial cooperation,” Hong Kong Free Press quoted Chinese language international ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin at a daily press briefing.
“China has determined to droop extradition treaties between Hong Kong and Canada, Australia and the UK, in addition to legal justice cooperation agreements,” he added.
Nations are indignant over China’s transfer to implement Hong Kong safety legislation.
The laws, which got here into impact forward of July 1 punishes what Beijing phrases secession, subversion, terrorism and international interference with as much as life in jail.
Whereas the Australia, Britain and Canada have suspended the extradition treaties earlier, New Zealand introduced the transfer as we speak, Al Jazeera reported.
Overseas affairs minister Winston Peters stated on Tuesday that “New Zealand can now not belief that Hong Kong’s legal justice system is sufficiently unbiased from China.”
“If China in future exhibits adherence to the ‘one nation, two methods’ framework then we may rethink this resolution,” he stated in a press release.

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