Hong Kong: Kidnapping of British Subjects — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:29 am on 14th January 2016.

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Photo of Lord Soley Lord Soley Labour 11:29 am, 14th January 2016

My Lords, as I understand it, it would be not just a breach of the agreement between Britain and Hong Kong but a breach of China’s own laws if people were kidnapped by members of their security forces—the police, particularly. I understand that there is an element of double standards in what the Chinese Government are saying and what they may be doing, but has this been taken up with the Chinese Government? If police officers who serve in China are involved in kidnapping citizens in other territories, is it not against China’s own law and should that not be put to the Chinese?