UK Government tells Parliament it has “amended the travel advice for mainland China to highlight the risk of arbitrary detention, including for British nationals. China’s authorities have under certain circumstances detained foreigners citing ‘endangering national security’.”

UK Government tells Parliament it has “amended the travel advice for mainland China to highlight the risk of arbitrary detention, including for British nationals. China’s authorities have under certain circumstances detained foreigners citing ‘endangering national security’.”

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL8107): Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool:To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the...

Lord Patten on Hong Kong: “the rule of fear, rather than the rule of law” and says “China is involved at the moment in predatory purchasing wherever it can”. The case of the arrested and detained pro democracy activist Andy Li was raised in parliament.

Lord Patten on Hong Kong: “the rule of fear, rather than the rule of law” and says “China is involved at the moment in predatory purchasing wherever it can”. The case of the arrested and detained pro democracy activist Andy Li was raised in parliament.

The All Party Parliamentary Group today held a briefing meeting with Lord (Chris) Patten the last British Governor of Hong Kong: Full recording: Webinar with former Hong Kong Governor, Lord Patten, on “Hong Kong: what the future holds for this formerly autonomous...

APPG on Hong Kong condemns arrest of Joshua Wong, declaring it a “shocking violation of basic freedoms”. In commenting on the National Security Law, Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary says he “expects China to live up to its international responsibilities.”

APPG on Hong Kong condemns arrest of Joshua Wong, declaring it a “shocking violation of basic freedoms”. In commenting on the National Security Law, Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary says he “expects China to live up to its international responsibilities.”

High profile pro-democracy activist and Hongkonger Joshua Wong was arrested today by the Hong Kong Police Force for “participating in an unauthorized assembly” in October 2019 and violating the city’s anti-mask law. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong...

Asia Minister provides details about the Lifeboat Scheme for Hong Kong and expresses “deep concern over the National Security Law” imposed on Hong Kong by the Chinese Communist Party. He says “We will not look the other way on Hong Kong, and we will not duck our historic responsibilities to its people.”

  The Lord Alton of Liverpoolwww.gov.uk/fcdoOur ref:MC2020/1356617 September 2020 Nigel Adams MP - Asia Minister at the FCDO Dear Lord Alton, Thank you for your correspondence to the Foreign Secretary, about the Lifeboat Scheme for Hong Kong. I am replying as the...

Horrifying video footage emerged last week of police officers in Hong Kong tackling a 12-year-old girl to the ground and violently restraining her. Repeat: a twelve-year-old girl. I hope they are proud of their heroics. The attacks on Hong Kong’s children extends into the education system as well as on the streets. Article for Politics Home. And Government responds to the decision decision to remove references to the separation of powers and its impact on judicial independence and other aspects of “one country, two systems” in text books in Hong Kong

Horrifying video footage emerged last week of police officers in Hong Kong tackling a 12-year-old girl to the ground and violently restraining her. Repeat: a twelve-year-old girl. I hope they are proud of their heroics. The attacks on Hong Kong’s children extends into...

Hong Kong Poll shows growing support for the pro democracy movement; a majority in favour of universal suffrage; nearly two thirds against Beijing’s Security Law; and the BBC publish a summary of the key events of the past year.

  Hong Kong Poll shows growing support for the pro democracy movement; a majority in favour of universal suffrage; nearly two thirds against Beijing's Security Law; and the BBC publish a summary of the key events of the past year. Reuters have published a new...

In describing the courageous Jimmy Lai as a contemporary “man for all seasons” – the Wall Street Journal says that ” When a billionaire becomes a dissident, the takeover of Hong Kong is complete”. Hong Kong Free Press carries a defence of free speech and press freedom – History tells us that regimes die from their own poison after gagging the press.

https://hongkongfp.com/2020/08/18/history-tells-us-that-regimes-die-from-their-own-poison-after-gagging-the-press/   History tells us that regimes die from their own poison after gagging the press by LORD...

Jimmy Lai’s arrest vividly illustrates the way in which the  Chinese Communist Party will use its new Security Law to drive a stake into the very heart of Kong Kong’s freedoms and liberties, most notably the freedom of the press and anyone who dares to express support for democracy and free speech.

Jimmy Lai’s arrest vividly illustrates the way in which the  Chinese Communist Party will use its new Security Law to drive a stake into the very heart of Kong Kong’s freedoms and liberties, most notably the freedom of the press and anyone who dares to express support for democracy and free speech.

Jimmy Lai’s arrest vividly illustrates the way in which the  Chinese Communist Party will use its new Security Law to drive a stake into the very heart of Kong Kong’s freedoms and liberties, most notably the freedom of the press and anyone who dares to express...

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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.

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