Australia suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong amid fears over a new national security law
In response to china’s decision to impose a national security law on Hong Kong, Australia has discontinued its extradition treaty with Hong Kong. PM Scott Morrison confirmed on 9th July 2020 as the country rises to offer a course for the citizenship of the citizens of Hong Kong who aspire to emigrate from the city. This move is inclined to boost inflame conflicts with Beijing.
At the press in Canberra, PM asserted that china’s new national security legislation for Hong Kong comprises of “ fundamental changes in our circumstances with respect to our extradition agreement with Hong Kong.
“ We have formally notified Hong Kong and advised the Chinese authorities” he added. Australia has even remodeled its travel advisory for Hong Kong and warned Australians of the chances of confinement in the city according to the “Vague” law, the PM announced. The residency for Hong Kong inhabitants in Australia will be done stable as they are looking ahead to evacuate the city due to the imposition of the ordinance.
Students and other qualified visa proprietors in Australia from Hong Kong will be granted a five-year expansion on their visa with a scope of permanent possession.
Morrison moreover stimulated businesses based in Hong Kong to relocate to Australia.
Approximately, 10,000 citizens of Hong Kong are presently in Australia. PM told us that the petitions for new visas are not anticipated in the short term. The United Kingdom proclaimed that it would provide a passage to citizenship for around 3 million citizens of Hong Kong, who existed before the city’s handover to Chinese rule in 1997.
Taiwan also agreed to welcome the citizens of Hong Kong who prefer to flee from the city.
New Zealand’s foreign minister Winston Peter announced that it was reviewing its relationship with Hong Kong after the imposition of the security law.