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Foreign Secretary statement on Hong Kong

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab comments following the passage of the national security legislation for Hong Kong through the National People's Congress in Beijing (30 June 2020).

Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, yesterday said:

Despite the urging of the international community, Beijing has chosen not to step back from imposing this legislation. China has ignored its international obligations regarding Hong Kong. This is a grave step, which is deeply troubling.

We urgently need to see the full legislation, and will use that to determine whether there has been a breach of the Joint Declaration and what further action the UK will take.

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