Statement on the ongoing protests in Hong Kong

26 September 2019

Catherine West MP asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

Dominic Raab MP, The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs told MPs;

"In recent weeks Mr Speaker, I've spoken to both the Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and to the Chinese Foreign Minister, State Councillor Wang Yi. I've made clear that the UK continues to support one country, two systems, but I've also made clear our concerns about human rights and in particular the mistreatment of those exercising the right to lawful and peaceful protest."

 Catherine West MP responded saying;

"Throughout the summer Hong Kong has continued to be gripped by protests with tens of thousands of demonstrators filling the streets each weekend to demand their fundamental rights. Although the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam has announced that the controversial bill, the Extradition Bill will finally be withdrawn, this for some is far too little too late."

 

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