UK Continues to Stand With Hong Kong, Foreign Secretary Vows 25 Years After Handover
- July 1, 2022
- / The Epoch Times
- / News
The UK will keep standing “unwaveringly” with Hong Kong, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said on Thursday in a statement marking the 25 anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China. The statement also came two years after Beijing’s rubber-stamp Parliament imposed a national security law in Hong Kong that led to the imprisonment of pro-democracy advocates and the shutting down of Hong Kong’s independent media outlets. Since the draconian law was pushed through, “we have seen a steady erosion of political and civil rights,” in Hong Kong, Truss said in the statement. Citing the UK’s enduring “historic commitment to Hong Kong and its people,” Truss said the UK continues to challenge the Chinese communist regime over its breaching of the legally binding Sino-British Joint Declaration, in which Beijing promised to uphold Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy, rights, and freedoms....