Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas

Gordon Chang: National security law allows China to do whatever it wants in Hong Kong

Fox News Asia analyst Gordon Chang weighs in on ‘Sunday Morning Futures.’

Australia’s prime minister says his country has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and extended visas for Hong Kong residents in response to China’s imposition of a tough national security law on the semi-autonomous territory.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced a range of visas that will be extended from two to five years and offers of pathways to permanent residency visas. It is not clear how many residents are expected to get the extensions.

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

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

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