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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:42 pm on 2nd July 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire 12:42 pm, 2nd July 2019

Both Carrie Lam and the Chinese Government have repeatedly referred to the importance of upholding the rule of law in response to the protests. The Minister himself has spoken about and affirmed that principle at the Dispatch Box this afternoon, but does he agree that upholding the rule of law cannot be used as a pretext for suppressing legitimate and peaceful protest, and that when we speak about the rule of law we mean respecting absolutely the principle of one country, two systems and protecting basic civil freedoms in Hong Kong?