Hong Kong: Politics and Government

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 17th June 2019.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

British diplomats meet people representing the full spectrum of peaceful political views in Hong Kong, in line with normal diplomatic practice.

Hong Kong citizens are guaranteed the right to freedom of assembly and demonstration under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law. Hong Kong's success and stability depend on its high degree of autonomy and respect for the fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in the Joint Declaration and the Basic Law.

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