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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