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Foreign Office statement on postponement of Hong Kong elections

Foreign Office statement in response to the postponement of the Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong.

Foreign Office spokesperson recently said:

Free and fair elections are essential to the high degree of autonomy and rights and freedoms guaranteed in the Sino-British Joint Declaration.

The Chinese government will need to reassure the people of Hong Kong and the world that elections will be held as soon as possible, and that they are not using COVID as a pretext to further undermine the autonomy of Hong Kong.

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