Today’s Daily Telegraph: “As custodian of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, the Government must continue to stand with Hong Kong, hold Beijing accountable for its flagrant and repeated violations of the treaty to which it freely acceded and ratified, and demand the complete restoration of democracy and political freedoms in the territory.”

Oct 28, 2021 | Uncategorized

Daily Telegraph:

Truss on China

SIR – Liz Truss is right to set a firm tone at the start of her tenure on Britain’s engagement with China (report, October 25), following its crackdown on democracy and human rights in Hong Kong.

That the Foreign Secretary’s criticism of the disqualification of 55 district councillors by the quisling regime in Hong Kong for “insincere” oaths of loyalty drew such sharp condemnation from the Chinese embassy demonstrates the fragility of the thin-skinned communists.

As custodian of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, the Government must continue to stand with Hong Kong, hold Beijing accountable for its flagrant and repeated violations of the treaty to which it freely acceded and ratified, and demand the complete restoration of democracy and political freedoms in the territory.

Lord Alton of Liverpool (Crossbench)
Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hong Kong
London SW1

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

Social Media

Subscribe to Blog

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Site Search

Recent Posts

Share This