2 weeks ‘HK breaches deal by ousting lawmakers’ Manilatimes |World
HONG KONG: The United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand on Wednesday jointly accused Hong Kong of violating its commitments by ousting pro-democracy lawmakers from Hong Kong’s legislature. The foreign ministers of the five allies said that China was going against its 1984 promise to Britain that it would preserve autonomy in the financial hub after the then colony’s handover in 1997. “China’s action is a clear breach of its international obligations under the legally binding, UN-registered Sino-British Joint Declaration,” the nations said in a joint statement, reiterating individual remarks. The foreign ministers said that the latest move ... more