tirsdag 28. mars 2017

Australian Vote on Extradition Treaty With China Is Canceled

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull canceled a parliamentary vote to ratify an extradition treaty with China on Tuesday after opposition lawmakers said they would not support it, and after some members of Mr. Turnbull’s own Liberal Party expressed concern about moving forward. It was a significant symbolic and public rejection, suggesting that even though relations between China and Australia have warmed since President Trump took office in the United States, Australia’s concerns about China’s repressive legal system and human rights record will continue to limit how close the two countries become. Read more