Australia suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong, offers pathway to residency for Hongkongers

Australia suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong, offers pathway to residency for Hongkongers

Australia will suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and give Hongkongers on temporary visas a pathway to permanent residency in response to the city’s controversial national security law, in a move welcomed by activists but likely to exacerbate tensions with Beijing.Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday said the national security law constituted “a fundamental change of circumstances in respect to our extradition agreement with Hong Kong” and Australia had “formally notified Hong…


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