UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

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UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong


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The UK will suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong “immediately and indefinitely”, says Dominic Raab.

Announcing the move in the Commons, the foreign secretary said the UK “wants a positive relationship” with China.

But he said the “imposition” of the newnational security lawin Hong Kong by Bejing was a “serious violation” of the country’s international obligations.

Labour said it would support changes to the law, calling it a “step in the right direction”.

Mr Raab also confirmed the government would extend its arms embargo – which has been in place with China since 1989 – to Hong Kong

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