Plain clothes Chinese officers, accompanied by Vanuatu police, marching six Chinese nationals onto a chartered jet bound for China on July 6. Photo: Weibo
Plain clothes Chinese officers, accompanied by Vanuatu police, marching six Chinese nationals onto a chartered jet bound for China on July 6. Photo: Weibo

Is Vanuatu’s deportation of six Chinese nationals an erosion of its democratic rights at Beijing’s bidding?

  • The Pacific nation’s government has defended the actions as routine law enforcement activity, but critics fear its rule of law is being undermined
  • The case takes place against a backdrop of global misgivings about China’s legal system, including the Hong Kong protests and New Zealand’s blocking of an extradition

Plain clothes Chinese officers, accompanied by Vanuatu police, marching six Chinese nationals onto a chartered jet bound for China on July 6. Photo: Weibo
Plain clothes Chinese officers, accompanied by Vanuatu police, marching six Chinese nationals onto a chartered jet bound for China on July 6. Photo: Weibo
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