China on Tuesday warned the UK of “consequences” a day after the British government suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, in response to Beijing’s controversial new security law in the city.
The UK became the fourth nation, after Canada, Australia and the United States, to revoke its extradition agreement with the semi-autonomous city.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called the decision a “reasonable and proportionate response” to “a clear and serious violation” of the UK-China joint declaration, referring to the national security law.
The Chinese Embassy in the UK in a statement on its website criticized the move, saying it would respond resolutely to what it described as interference in its internal affairs.
In the statement, China said the UK side has gone even further down the wrong road and the UK will bear the consequences if it insists on going down the wrong road.
It “urged the UK side to immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs which are China’s internal affairs.