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New Zealand suspends the extradition contract with Hong Kong in response to the Beijing Security Act

July 28, 2020

New Zealand has suspended the extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to approval of Beijing’s controversial national security law for the territory, New Zealand Secretary of State Winston Peters has announced.

“China’s approval of the new national security law has undermined the principles of the rule of law, undermined the framework for a country and two systems that underpin Hong Kong’s status and violates China’s international community obligations,” Peters said.

“With this in mind, it is important that New Zealand respond proportionately and consciously to the adoption of the National Security Act,” he added, according to the New Zealand Herald.

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