Hong Kong: Politics and Government

(asked on 12th November 2020) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their declaration that the government of China’s decision to disqualify elected Hong Kong legislators constitutes a clear breach of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, what immediate steps they are taking to hold that government to its international obligations.


Answered by
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Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 23rd November 2020

The imposition of new rules to disqualify elected legislators in Hong Kong constitutes a clear breach of the legally binding Sino-British Joint Declaration. We have raised our concerns directly with the Beijing authorities, including by summoning the Chinese Ambassador on 13 November. The UK will continue to stand up for the people of Hong Kong, working with our international partners to hold China to the obligations it freely assumed under international law.

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