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April 15, 2021
EU mulls end to extradition treaties with China over Hong Kong electoral reform, but not every member state agrees
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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