Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty and extends visas

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The Prime Minister of Australia said his country suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and extended visas for Hong Kong residents in response to China’s imposition of strict national security law on semi-territory -autonomous.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday a range of visas that will be extended from two to five years and offers of access routes to permanent resident visas. It is not known how many residents should get the extensions.

HONG KONG NATIONAL SAFETY LAW PUT TAIWAN ON THE EDGE

The move comes after China bypassed the Hong Kong Legislative Council to impose broad security legislation without public consultation.

Britain also extended its residency rights to 3 million Hong Kongers eligible for British national passports abroad, allowing them to live and work in the UK for five years.

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Canada has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and is considering other options, including migration.

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