UK Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong Over Security Law

The UK government will suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong “immediately and indefinitely”. Announcing the move, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the UK “wants a positive relationship” with China. But he said the “imposition” of the new security law in Hong Kong by Beijing 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”.

Prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong applied on Monday to run for a seat in Hong Kong’s legislature. It raises the prospect of a battle with the Chinese-run city’s authorities — he was barred from running in previous polls. 

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