Australia Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong Over China’s National-Security Law

SYDNEY—Australia is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and giving the city’s inhabitants a

SYDNEY—Australia is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and giving the city’s inhabitants a pathway to staying permanently in response to China’s selection to impose new countrywide-security laws, a shift most likely to even further inflame tensions with Beijing.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated Thursday that the countrywide-security legislation constituted “a essential alter of circumstances in respect to our extradition arrangement with Hong Kong” and that Australia experienced formally notified Hong Kong and Chinese authorities of the…