Australia Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong Over China’s National-Security Law

SYDNEY—Australia is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and supplying the city’s citizens a…

SYDNEY—Australia is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and supplying the city’s citizens a pathway to keeping permanently in reaction to China’s selection to impose new nationwide-protection laws, a shift likely to even further inflame tensions with Beijing.

Primary Minister Scott Morrison stated Thursday that the nationwide-protection legislation constituted “a fundamental change of conditions in regard to our extradition settlement with Hong Kong” and that Australia experienced formally notified Hong Kong and Chinese authorities of the…