As Lord Ahmad said in the Lords on 19 March, the Chinese Government's announcement that they will prevent certain American journalists from working in China and Macao restricts transparency at an important time. The suggestion by the Chinese MFA that this measure may apply in Hong Kong is particularly concerning. The Sino-British Joint Declaration is clear. It sets out that immigration decisions are the sole responsibility of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, and freedom of the press is guaranteed. It is imperative that these rights and freedoms are fully respected.