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Dominic Raab – 2020 Comments of Breach of Sino-British Joint Declaration

The comments made by Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, on 12 November 2020.

Beijing’s imposition of new rules to disqualify elected legislators in Hong Kong constitutes a clear breach of the legally binding Sino-British Joint Declaration.

China has once again broken its promises and undermined Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy. The UK will stand up for the people of Hong Kong, and call out violations of their rights and freedoms. With our international partners, we will hold China to the obligations it freely assumed under international law.