Diplomatic tensions: London stops deliveries to Hong Kong

The United Kingdom has placed the extradition Treaty with Hong Kong on the ice. Foreign Minister Dominic Raab justified the suspension on Monday in the house of

Diplomatic tensions: London stops deliveries to Hong Kong

The United Kingdom has placed the extradition Treaty with Hong Kong on the ice. Foreign Minister Dominic Raab justified the suspension on Monday in the house of Commons with the controversial security law, adopted by the government in Beijing to the former British crown colony.

Jochen Buchsteiner

Political correspondent in London.

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before Raab had presented his decision, strongly condemned the Chinese Ministry of foreign Affairs of the measure. London breaking international law and interfering "brutal" in Chinese Affairs, said a government spokesman. Last week, London announced that it would remove all the components of the Chinese communications group Huawei from the future 5G network. Outrage in Beijing called the British offer of three million Hong Kong to the UK to settle.

the Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought on Monday to conciliatory tones. He said: "I'm not in the Position of a reflex Sinophoben press, but we have serious problems". Meanwhile, Chinese state media reported the Hong Kong protesters the blame for the increase in the Corona-infections in the city.

Updated Date: 20 July 2020, 13:19

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