“Beijing promised autonomy and freedoms under the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ principle to the Hong Kong people in the Sino-British Joint Declaration, a UN-registered treaty, and must honor its commitments. We urge the Hong Kong government to hold the elections as soon as possible,” the statement read.
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UK foreign minister Dominic Raab said in a letter entitled ‘Hong Kong: Statement on the Erosion of Rights’ that he and his counterparts from the other signatory countries were concerned over the disqualification of certain candidates in elections scheduled to take place in the special administrative region.
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain called on the Hong Kong government on Sunday to reinstate disqualified candidates and hold legislative council elections as soon as possible, in a joint statement with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States.
On Tuesday, seven mainland testing technicians visited three testing laboratories in Hong Kong－set up separately by mainland medical companies BGI Group, Hybribio and KingMed Diagnostics－to learn about Hong Kong’s testing status, local media reported.
‘In July 2019, I led a peaceful campus sit-in calling for UQ to completely cut ties with the Chinese state until Tibetans were freed, Uighur detention camps were closed, and Hong Kongers were afforded greater democracy,’ he said.
Starry Lee Wai-king, chairwoman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said the most urgent task for the HKSAR government is to rein in the epidemic and create a stable environment for Hong Kong to recover from the double blows from the social unrest last year and COVID-19.
To decide on the HKSAR LegCo matter by the NPC Standing Committee is a power entrusted by the Constitution and the Basic Law, and such arrangement takes into account the situation in Hong Kong and will ensure the normal legislative operation and orderly social and economic development in Hong Kong, they said.
Among the local cases, 39 are related to previously confirmed cases, mostly clusters concerning gatherings of families or friends, while the sources of infection of the other 24 cases remained unknown, Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the CHP’s Communicable Disease Branch, said at a media briefing.
But it is mainland China’s journey in the GATT and subsequently the WTO that should interest all of us. Every country that desires membership of the WTO has to conduct what is known as “accession” negotiations. Essentially, it means that the applicant country has to painstakingly negotiate with each and every WTO member on its […]