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Hong Kong

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Frank Roy Frank Roy Labour, Motherwell and Wishaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether the rights stated in the joint declaration between China and the UK regarding Hong Kong are being upheld.

Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Since July 1997, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has reported to Parliament at six-monthly intervals on the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong. These reports are available on the FCO website:

In the most recent report, covering the period July to December 2012, we consider that, in general, “One Country, Two Systems” continues to work well in practice and that the rights and freedoms enshrined in the Joint Declaration continue to be upheld.

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