April 15, 2021

EU mulls end to extradition treaties with China over Hong Kong electoral reform, but not every member state agrees

Featuring Martijn Rasser

Source: South China Morning Post

Journalist Finbarr Bermingham

Under pressure from the United States and reeling from a blitz of Chinese sanctions, the European Union is preparing new measures to punish Beijing for sweeping electoral reform that will marginalise opposition voices in Hong Kong.

According to four sources familiar with discussions, the measures could include a suspension of member state extradition treaties with China, although they are yet to be finalised by the officials who are busy laying the groundwork for Monday’s meeting of all 27 EU foreign ministers.

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Authors

  • Martijn Rasser

    Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

    Martijn Rasser is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, Mr. Ras...