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China Condemns Germany’s Hong Kong Extradition Suspension

Chinese President Xi Jinping. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

The Chinese Embassy in Berlin expressed sturdy indignation and agency opposition to the flawed remarks of German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

  • Associated Press
  • Last Updated: August 1, 2020, 3:10 PM IST

China has condemned Germany’s resolution to droop its extradition settlement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a severe breach of worldwide regulation.

Germany’s international minister introduced the suspension Friday following the disqualification of 12 pro-democracy candidates from legislative elections and a subsequent resolution to postpone the elections. Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam cited a worsening coronavirus outbreak within the semi-autonomous Chinese territory in suspending the vote.

The Chinese Embassy in Berlin expressed sturdy indignation and agency opposition to the flawed remarks of German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in an announcement posted on its web site and dated Friday.

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States even have suspended their extradition treaties with Hong Kong final month after the central authorities in Beijing imposed a brand new nationwide safety regulation on town. The transfer raised fears that Hong Kongs freedoms and native autonomy are being taken away.

Germany’s Maas described the election selections as an additional infringement of the rights of Hong Kongs residents.

The Chinese Embassy stated the actions have been justified and according to the one nation, two programs framework below which Hong Kong, a former British colony, was handed over to Chinese management in 1997.

The German sides faulty remarks on Hong Kong and the suspension of the extradition treaty with Hong Kong are a severe breach of worldwide regulation and fundamental norms governing worldwide relations and gross violation of Chinas inside affairs, the embassy assertion stated. We firmly oppose them and reserve the precise to react additional. Germany at the moment holds the European Unions rotating presidency.


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