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The UK's relations with Hong Kong: 30 years after the Joint Declaration

Inquiry concluded

The Committee has received a large number of emails relating to China’s ban on the visit to Hong Kong and the emergency debate held in the House of Commons on Tuesday 2 December 2014.  It is not possible for each email to be individually acknowledged but thank you for all your comments, which will be taken into account during the inquiry.

2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong, which set out arrangements for the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong to China under the ‘one country, two systems’ principle. As co-signatory of the Joint Declaration, the UK retains an enduring commitment to Hong Kong following the transfer of sovereignty in 1997.  This inquiry will consider how the FCO monitors the implementation of the Joint Declaration, as well as the broad range of the UK’s relations with Hong Kong, including economic and cultural ties.

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The Committee held a one-off evidence session with two senior Hong Kong public figures during their trip to London