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China suspends legal assistance agreement between Hong Kong, US

China suspends legal assistance agreement between Hong Kong, US

China on Thursday announced it had suspended a Mutual Legal Assistance agreement between Hong Kong and the U.S., after Washington earlier announced it had suspended three agreements with the territory covering extradition and tax exemptions. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the Hong Kong-U.S. Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement on Criminal Justice would no longer be
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China will cancel some debt of African countries

China to foreign critics: Hong Kong law ‘none of your business’

China on Wednesday slammed international criticism over a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong, saying other countries should keep their noses out. Western governments and critics have warned China’s new law will curb Hong Kong’s  freedoms and undermine its “One Country, Two Systems” governance scheme, which technically allows freedoms unseen on the mainland.
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Carrie Lam, Hong Kong, Polls

China extraditions possible under new security law in Hong Kong ― Advisor

  China’s planned national security law for Hong Kong could allow for extraditions to the mainland, the city’s sole representative to Beijing’s top lawmaking body said Wednesday. The comments by Tam Yiu-chung, a veteran pro-Beijing politician, are significant because it was the threat of extradition to China’s party-controlled courts that ignited last year’s explosive pro-democracy
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