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Hong Kong will suspend some legal cooperation with United States, China says – ABC News

Hong Kong will suspend an agreement on mutual legal assistance with the United States, a Chinese official says, in a tit-for-tat response to Washington ending some agreements with Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong will suspend an agreement on mutual legal assistance with the United States, China’s foreign ministry said, in a tit-for-tat response to Washington ending some agreements with Hong Kong.
Key points:

  • The agreement was signed in 1997 before Britain returned Hong Kong to China
  • It specified that the US and Hong Kong governments would help each other in criminal matters
  • This includes transferring people in custody or searching and confiscating proceeds of crimeClick here to view the original article.
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