Geoffrey Clifton-Brown raises concerns about human rights in Hong Kong

11th July 2017

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown questions the Government over concerns about human rights in Hong Kong and whether the UK will make representations to the Chinese on the Sino-British joint declaration.

In view of the continuing concerns about human rights in Hong Kong, does my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary intend to make any further representations on the joint declaration?

I hope my hon. Friend will be assured that the UK has been very active in emphasising the significance of the Sino-British joint declaration—a legally binding treaty registered with the UN that continues to be in force today. During my meeting with the Chinese ambassador on 5 July, I stressed the UK’s strong commitment to that joint declaration. We urge the Chinese and the Hong Kong special administration Governments and all elected politicians in Hong Kong to refrain from any actions that fuel concerns or undermine confidence in the one country, two systems principle.

 

 

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