China suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty with New Zealand

4th Aug 2020

In the latest move in the ongoing global diplomatic saga surrounding China’s new national security law in Hong Kong, China has suspended extradition from Hong Kong to New Zealand. New Zealand had already suspended extradition to the region following similar moves by the UK, Canada, Australia and Germany. China has criticised the reaction of western powers to the law as a “gross interference in China’s internal affairs” and has retaliated by suspending reciprocal extradition arrangements from Hong Kong.

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