Hong Kong: Politics and Government

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 13th April 2017.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the People’s Republic of China concerning political developments in Hong Kong; and whether they have called for undertakings in the Basic Law to be honoured.

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The Government regularly discusses the importance of the principal of 'One Country, Two Systems' with the Chinese Government. The Minister for Asia and the Pacific discussed Hong Kong issues with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing on 16 February and with the Secretary-General of the Central Commission for Politics and Law in London on 17 February. The Foreign Secretary also discussed Hong Kong with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on 16 February.

The Foreign Secretary's six-monthly report to the House published on 24 February (HCWS499), sets out the Government's latest assessment on developments in Hong Kong. A copy of this report has been placed in the Library of the House.

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