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Hong Kong: Protest

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 92998, tabled on 14 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the convictions in Hong Kong of attendees of Tiananmen Square vigils.

Answered on

5 January 2022

The right to peaceful protest is fundamental to Hong Kong's way of life - protected in both the Joint Declaration and the Basic Law - and it should be upheld. The Hong Kong authorities' decision to target leading pro-democracy figures for prosecution is unacceptable. As set out in the latest Six-Monthly Report published on the 14 December, the UK will continue to work with international partners to hold China to its legally binding obligations on Hong Kong. Upholding the promises it entered into freely is in the best interests of Hong Kong's stability and prosperity.

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