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China embassy criticises Germany’s suspension of extradition treaty with Hong Kong


Germany Overseas Minister Heiko Maas mentioned on Friday that Berlin will droop its extradition settlement with Hong Kong, after Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam postponed a Sept. 6 election to town’s legislature by a yr.

German Overseas Minister Heiko Maas (REUTERS)

China’s embassy in Germany condemned Berlin’s suspension of its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, a transfer Germany mentioned was a response to the postponement of an election within the Chinese language metropolis.

In a press release on its web site, dated Friday, China’s embassy mentioned the suspension violated worldwide regulation and the essential norms of worldwide relations, and “grossly interferes with China’s inner affairs.”

The embassy expressed “robust dissatisfaction and resolute opposition” to the minister’s remarks, and mentioned that China “reserves the correct to reply additional,” with out elaborating.

Germany Overseas Minister Heiko Maas mentioned on Friday that Berlin will droop its extradition settlement with Hong Kong, after Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam postponed a Sept. 6 election to town’s legislature by a yr.

“The Hong Kong authorities’s choice to disqualify a dozen opposition candidates for the election and postpone the elections to the legislature is one other infringement on the rights of the residents of Hong Kong,” Maas mentioned.

“We’ve got repeatedly made our expectation clear that China lives as much as its authorized tasks underneath worldwide regulation,” he mentioned, including that this included guaranteeing rights underneath the Fundamental Legislation in addition to the correct to free and honest elections.

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