China on Monday announced a decision to suspend extradition and judiciary assistance treaties between its Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and New Zealand.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the announcement at a press briefing.
New Zealand has unilaterally suspended its extradition treaty with the HKSAR after the enactment of the National Security Law in Hong Kong.
Wang said that such a move politicized New Zealand’s judicial cooperation with Hong Kong, gravely interfered in China’s internal affairs, seriously violated international law and the basic norms of international relations, severely damaged Hong Kong’s foundation of judicial cooperation with it, and deviated from the purpose of judicial cooperation to uphold justice and the rule of law.
China is firmly opposed to it, Wang stressed.
(Compiled by Li Yiran)