Jul 9, 2020
National security law: Australia suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty
EPA Australia has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to fears over a new national security law imposed by China. China pushed through the law last week which critics say could lead to foreign nationals being arbitrarily detained in Hong Kong. Mr Morrison said Australia had already formally notified Hong Kong and advised the Chinese authorities on the treaty change. "You may be at increased risk of detention on vaguely defined national security grounds. You could break the law without intending to. If you're concerned about the new law, reconsider your need to remain in Hong Kong," said the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Mr Morrison said his government, along with others "Have been very consistent in expressing our concerns about the imposition of the national security law on Hong Kong.".
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