Britain’s Overseas Secretary Dominic Raab arrives for a COBRA assembly at 10 Downing road in central London on April 9, 2020.OLGA AKMEN | AFP through Getty ImagesThe UK. has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong amid rising tensions with China over its new nationwide safety legislation within the former British colony.British Overseas Secretary Dominic Raab introduced in a speech to the Home of Commons on Monday that the treaty can be suspended indefinitely, accusing China of a “clear and critical violation of the UK.-China joint declaration, and with it a violation of China’s freely assumed worldwide obligations.”He additionally vowed to increase the arms embargo that has been utilized to mainland China since 1989 to Hong Kong, suspending all exports from the UK. to Hong Kong of doubtless deadly weaponry, its parts and ammunition, together with any gear that may be used for “repression.”Beijing has denied violating worldwide legislation and has accused the U.S. and UK. of making an attempt to destabilize the area by meddling in Chinese language affairs.The UK.’s transfer comes amid widespread condemnation of Beijing’s safety legislation, which stipulates that acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion are punishable by life sentences, following a chronic interval of pro-democracy protests within the metropolis.”I’m significantly involved about Articles 55 to 59 of the legislation, which give mainland Chinese language authorities the power to imagine jurisdiction over sure circumstances and to strive these circumstances in mainland Chinese language courts,” Raab instructed the Home.”The nationwide safety legislation doesn’t present authorized or judicial safeguards in such circumstances, and I’m additionally involved concerning the potential attain of the extra-territorial provisions.”Raab added that the British authorities is not going to take into account reactivating its prior preparations with Hong Kong “except and till there are strong safeguards that are capable of forestall extradition from the UK. being misused below the brand new nationwide safety laws.”China’s embassy in London wasn’t instantly accessible for remark when contacted by CNBC, however earlier on Monday Overseas Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin stated that Britain ought to keep away from taking additional steps down the unsuitable path.He added on a each day briefing name that China would react resolutely to actions that intervene within the nation’s inner affairs, in response to Reuters.The treaty, which had been in place for greater than 30 years, meant that somebody in Hong Kong who was suspected of a criminal offense within the UK. may very well be handed over to face justice on the British authorities’s request, and vice versa. The U.S., Canada and Australia have all suspended related treaties for the reason that imposition of the brand new safety invoice.The UK. has additionally provided visa rights to three million Hong Kong residents within the wake of the invoice’s passage, with Western powers accusing China of clamping down on town’s autonomy.Relations between London and Beijing have continued to bitter on a number of fronts, infected additional final week by the UK. determination to ban Chinese language tech big Huawei from the nation’s 5G community.