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United Kingdom suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty amid dispute with China over new security law

Megha Jain

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Britain on Monday announced that it is going to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in an escalation of a dispute with China over its introduction of a national security law for the former British colony. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament the treaty would be suspended immediately and an arms embargo would be extended to Hong Kong. London has been dismayed by a crackdown in Hong Kong.