CNN 19 Jun 2020

Hong Kong dissident: Cold war with China is coming


Simon Cheng -- a former British consulate employee in Hong Kong -- speaks to CNN's Nic Robertson about his experience in Chinese detention and concern over the national security law to be imposed on Hong Kong.

The UK may suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, in a further deterioration of relations with China.

It's understood that may be among measures to be announced by the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. It's in response to China's new security law in Hong Kong, which could allow dissidents to be sent from the former British colony to mainland China.

The Foreign Office has also criticised Bejing over human rights abuses against its Muslim Uighur population.

Beijing's Ambassador to the UK has threatened that China will retaliate and has accused Downing Street of "dancing to the tune" of the United States.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Caroline Hawley,
Diplomatic tensions between Australia and China are escalating after Canberra suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong.
The decision comes in the wake of Beijing imposing a controversial new security law on the territory.
Australia is also extending visas for Hong Kong students and workers - a move that has angered its biggest trade partner.
Al Jazeera's Nicola Gage reports from Sydney, Australia.
China's new security law has brought a new level of fear to Hong Kong - especially to those seeking democracy and human rights. Many of them have fled the city, and some have chosen Taiwan as their destination. DW's Joyce Lee reports from Taipei.
Legislation slaps sanctions on Chinese officials who undermine Hong Kong's autonomy

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