Category: China

31st Jul 2020

Canadian court documents say test for extradition is met in Meng Wanzhou case

Documents filed on behalf of the Canadian government in the ongoing extradition proceedings against Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou state that the requirements for extradition have been met. The documents set out the Canadian Attorney General’s legal opinion on the sufficiency of the evidence available to support extradition. In May 2020, Ms Meng’s defence […]

29th Jul 2020

China retaliates in Hong Kong extradition row

Following the announcement by New Zealand’s Foreign Minister that the country was the latest to suspend extradition arrangements with Hong Kong, China responded in kind announcing the suspension of Hong Kong’s extradition treaties with the UK, Canada and Australia. It reserved the right to suspend arrangements with New Zealand. The largely symbolic move comes as […]

29th Jul 2020

New Zealand suspends extradition with Hong Kong

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced yesterday, 28 July, the suspension of extradition arrangements with Hong Kong. New Zealand is the last of the ‘Five Eyes’ allies to take action in response to the passing of a controversial Chinese national security law. In his statement, the Foreign Minister said that the new law meant […]

27th Jul 2020

HSBC denies collusion with US prosecutors in Meng Wanzhou case

HSBC has denied Chinese accusations that it colluded with US authorities to “set a trap” for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou for allegedly violating US sanctions against Iran. Ms Meng is facing extradition from Canada to the US on charges of wire fraud and sanctions violations. HSBC admits responding to a US Department of […]

21st Jul 2020

UK suspends extradition treaty and arms sales with Hong Kong

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced yesterday in Parliament that the UK would suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong with immediate and indefinite effect. Mr Raab further confirmed that the UK would extend its longstanding arms embargo with China to Hong Kong. The move is the latest in a string of international responses to […]

10th Jul 2020

Australia Suspends Extradition Agreement with Hong Kong

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday 9 July that Australia would be suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to China’s imposition of a new national security law in the region. He also announced that Hong Kong residents currently in Australia on temporary work or student visas would be offered the […]

7th Jul 2020

UK to review extradition agreement with Hong Kong

Downing Street has confirmed its plan to review the UK’s extradition arrangements with Hong Kong in light of the passing of the controversial Hong Kong national security law on 30 June 2020, which Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said amounted to a “clear and serious breach” of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. The new law gives […]

19th Jun 2020

China charges two detained Canadian citizens with espionage

Chinese officials today confirmed that they have charged former diplomat, Michael Kovrig and businessman, Michael Spavor with espionage. Mr Kovrig and Mr Spavor have been detained in China since their arrests in December 2018, which came in the wake of the arrest of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver. The pair are accused […]

16th Jun 2020

Meng Wanzhou raises new arguments in extradition fight

Lawyers for Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, have raised new arguments in their ongoing bid to prevent her extradition to the US from Canada. Ms Meng’s legal team is seeking to have proceedings stayed as an abuse of process on the grounds that the case submitted by the US is “grossly inaccurate” and […]

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