China warned on Saturday that it “reserves the right” to respond to Germany’s decision on Friday to suspend the extradition treaty with Hong Kong under the new national security law that Beijing has imposed on the territory.
“We are firmly against it and we reserve the right to respond,” the Chinese embassy in Berlin said in a statement defending the latest action on Hong Kong.
He also emphasized that “Hong Kong’s affairs are China’s domestic affairs”. “The German side’s erroneous statements about Hong Kong and the extradition treaty are a serious violation of international law … and a serious violation of China’s domestic affairs,” he said.
Germany was the last western country to suspend its extradition treaty on Friday in response to the new national security law, which is devoted to the pursuit of all activities that are considered “secession”, “subversion”, “terrorism” or “collusion with powers” strange “.