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France will not ratify the 2017 extradition treaty with Hong Kong after China passed the global financial center's national security law, Reuters reported.

“In view of the latest developments, France will not proceed as it stands with the ratification of the extradition agreement signed on May 4, 2017 between France and the Hong Kong Special Administrative region,” a French MFA statement noted.

It said the national security law for Hong Kong was “a change that compromises the inherited framework of the 1997 handover” to China from British rule, and also challenged the “one country, two systems” principle, respect for Hong Kong’s “high degree of autonomy” and “related fundamental freedoms”.

New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany have already suspended extradition treaties with Hong Kong since the introduction of the security law in June.

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