Q: The Australian government has suspended its efforts to ratify the extradition treaty with China. What is China's response?
A: An early entry into force of the China-Australia extradition treaty serves the interests of both China and Australia in that it would provide institutional support for the two countries' joint efforts to fight transnational crimes and help enhance our judicial and law enforcement cooperation. China-Australia relations are now enjoying a good momentum of development in general. We hope that the Australian side will bear in mind the bigger picture of China-Australia relations and continue to proceed with relevant domestic procedures so that the treaty can come into force at an early date.