International criticism mounts after arrests of 53 people, as EU urged to drop economic deal with ChinaThe British foreign secretary has accused China of deliberately misleading the world when it passed its new security law in Hong Kong last year in the wake of the latest crackdown on the opposition in the territory.Dominic Raab reiterated the UK’s offer to holders of British National Overseas passports in the city to come and live in Britain, and said: “The mass arrest of politicians and activists in Hong Kong is a grievous attack on Hong Kong’s rights and freedoms as protected under the Joint Declaration,” which set out the terms of the return of the territory from the UK to China in 1997. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/06/british-politicians-urge-eu-to-drop-china-deal-after-hong-kong-arrests
Author : Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor
Publish date : 2021-01-06 15:32:25
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