Hong Kong: Extradition

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Fiona Bruce Fiona Bruce Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his EU counterparts on extradition arrangements of third party nationals from EU member states to mainland China.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

UK officials have engaged with their EU counterparts on the proposed amendments to Hong Kong's extradition laws, in London, Hong Kong, and in European capitals. EU Heads of Mission in Hong Kong, including the British Consul General, also took part in a joint démarche on the Chief Executive on 24 May, to relay their concerns about the extradition proposals.

We welcome the statement from the Chief Executive that she will not proceed with the Bill if the fears and anxieties of the people of Hong Kong cannot be addressed.

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