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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 Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) 12:42 pm, 2nd July 2019

Behind the specifics of this incident, is there not a bigger, wider and more problematic concern, which is that the Chinese Communist party is fearful of losing its grip on its people? That is why it is tightening its grip—squeezing harder and harder—and Hong Kong is just a tiny aspect of that. Is there not an irony in the fact that China is trying to argue in favour of the rule of law when it constantly flouts the rule of law around the world, even though Hong Kong has done China proud over the last 50 years?