July 28, 2020

New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong on Tuesday in protest at a “deeply concerning” new security law China has imposed on the territory, joining its allies in sanctioning Beijing over the move.Foreign Minister Winston Peters said the suspension, which risks the ire of Wellington’s largest trading partner, was because “New Zealand can no longer trust that Hong Kong’s criminal justice system is sufficiently independent from China”.He said New Zealand was also tightening restriction on military and dual-use exports to Hong Kong, as well as upgrading trave…

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