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New Zealand follows UK in suspending Hong Kong extradition treaty over China’s national security law

Foreign minister says New Zealand ‘can no longer trust’ Hong Kong’s justice system

Conrad Duncan
Tuesday 28 July 2020 20:39 BST
UK scraps extradition treaty with Hong Kong over China's crackdown in territory

New Zealand has announced it will join the UK and other intelligence allies in suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong following the introduction of a controversial national security law by China.

The UK, Australia, Canada and the US all announced similar measures earlier this month after China passed the sweeping security law for the semi-autonomous territory.

New Zealand has often tried to avoid direct political confrontation with China in the past, as it relies on the country as its largest trading partner.

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