Category: China

7th Dec 2020

Reports of possible US deal for Meng Wanzhou

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Department of Justice has entered into talks with Huawei Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Meng Wanzho. Ms Meng is currently fighting extradition from Canada in proceedings brought by the US over charges of wire fraud and bank fraud in connection with the alleged violation of US sanctions on […]

1st Nov 2020

Meng Wanzhou can argue US misrepresented case against her

Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes handed down an interim ruling on 28 October 2020 in the ongoing extradition proceedings against Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, which allows the defence to argue that the US misrepresented the evidence of alleged fraud against Ms Meng to the Canadian authorities. The judge stated that the allegations have […]

26th Oct 2020

Ireland suspends extradition arrangements with Hong Kong

Ireland is the latest country to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to the passing of China’s new controversial National Security Law. The new law criminalises, among other things, acts of subversion or undermining the power of authority of central government. The maximum sentence for subversion is life imprisonment. The law also […]

20th Aug 2020

US suspends extradition and withdraws from bilateral agreements with Hong Kong

The US State Department announced on Wednesday 19 August that the US had suspended three bilateral treaties with Hong Kong. The treaties make provision for extradition arrangements, including “the surrender of fugitive offenders and sentenced persons, and reciprocal tax exemptions on income derived from the international operation of ships”. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated […]

17th Aug 2020

Meng Wanzhou seeks disclosure of arrest documents

Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, today applied to the Supreme Court of British Columbia for the disclosure of documents relating to her 2018 arrest, which they say was an abuse of process. It is her legal team’s position that the documents sought will support the contention that Ms Meng was the victim […]

17th Aug 2020

Google to refuse Hong Kong data requests

Google notified Hong Kong law enforcement last week that it would no longer provide data in response to direct requests and the territory would be treated as equivalent to mainland China for such purposes. This move comes in response to the imposition by China of a controversial national security law in the region. Hong Kong […]

12th Aug 2020

Hong Kong halts extradition arrangements with France and Germany

Hong Kong announced on Wednesday 12 August that it had suspended extradition arrangements with France and Germany. The announcement comes in the wake of corresponding announcements by the two European Member States in response to the imposition by China of controversial national security legislation on the region. Germany announced the suspension of extradition to Hong […]

4th Aug 2020

China suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty with New Zealand

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 […]

4th Aug 2020

France will not ratify Hong Kong extradition treaty

The French Foreign Ministry announced in a statement released yesterday, 3 August, that it will not proceed with the ratification of the extradition agreement between France and Hong Kong, signed on 4 May 2017. The decision was taken in response to the imposition by Beijing of the controversial national security law on the region, which […]

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