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The UK has signalled it will join allies in suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in the latest sign of deteriorating bilateral relations between London and Beijing.
UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab, who on Sunday also criticised Beijing’s “egregious human rights abuses” against its Uighur minority, plans to provide an update on extradition arrangements with Hong Kong on Monday.
This follows Beijing’s imposition of a new security law for Hong Kong and comes a week after the UK banned the Chinese telecoms company Huawei as a long-term supplier for its 5G networks over concerns about the security of its infrastructure.
Mr Raab said he had promised on July 1 to conduct a review of the extradition arrangements and, having completed that study, was now poised to outline “further measures” on Monday to the House of Commons.
Members of the western Five Eyes security alliance are in effect co-ordinating policy on the issue. Canada and Australia have already suspended extradition agreements with Hong Kong while the US and New Zealand are reviewing arrangements.
Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, will meet hawkish backbench MPs from the Conservative and Labour parties this week before meeting Boris Johnson, prime minister, during a visit to the UK. Mr Raab also said that China’s treatment of the Uighur people was “deeply troubling”.
“It is clear that there are gross, egregious human rights abuses going on,” he said, pointing out that, at the UN Human Rights Council this month, the UK had joined more than two dozen nations in criticizing China for the first time for its policy towards the group, which is mainly located in the west of the country.