Hong Kong joint statement: November 2020

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Hong Kong joint statement: November 2020​


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The foreign ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK, and the US Secretary of State issued a joint statement on the situation in Hong Kong.

We the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, and the United States Secretary of State, reiterate our serious concern regarding China’s imposition of new rules to disqualify elected legislators in Hong Kong. Following the imposition of the National Security Law and postponement of September’s Legislative Council elections, this decision further undermines Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and rights and freedoms.

China’s action is a clear breach of its international obligations under the legally binding, UN-registered Sino-British Joint Declaration. It breaches both China’s commitment that Hong Kong will enjoy a ‘high degree of autonomy’, and the right to freedom of speech.

The disqualification rules appear part of a concerted campaign to silence all critical voices following the postponement of September’s Legislative Council elections, the imposition of charges against a number of elected legislators, and actions to undermine the freedom of Hong Kong’s vibrant media.

We call on China to stop undermining the rights of the people of Hong Kong to elect their representatives in keeping with the Joint Declaration and Basic Law. For the sake of Hong Kong’s stability and prosperity, it is essential that China and the Hong Kong authorities respect the channels for the people of Hong Kong to express their legitimate concerns and opinions.

As a leading member of the international community, we expect China to live up to its international commitments and its duty to the people of Hong Kong. We urge the Chinese central authorities to re-consider their actions against Hong Kong’s elected legislature and immediately reinstate the Legislative Council members.

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Serryah

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China does not GAF what the world says, because it knows the world in the end won't do SFA about them.

I wonder if breech of the Agreement means Hong Kong goes back to Britain?
 

petros

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It goes independent.

Wanna bet aboot nobody giving a fuck?

Maybe it's you that hasn't been paying attention?

You keep barking aboot fascism. Maybe you need to go down the fascism check list to see how China checks all the boxes?
 

Serryah

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It goes independent.

Good! Hope the do!

Wanna bet aboot nobody giving a fuck?

How many in the world really do give a fuck? Really? So far no one's done SFA despite the democracy movements and the repression of democracy in Hong Kong...

Maybe it's you that hasn't been paying attention?

Oh?

You keep barking aboot fascism. Maybe you need to go down the fascism check list to see how China checks all the boxes?

Ah, so it IS you that's not paying attention. Cause I KNOW how fascist China is. It's one of the reasons I despise them AND wish we didn't have to deal with them at all.

Or are you just being willfully ignorant so you can try to make like you somehow have a "gotcha" moment?