The Chinese national flag appears on a screen to mark the 20th handover anniversary at Victoria Habour in Hong Kong. Photo: AP

Honour promises in Joint Declaration

What is important is not so much the legal status of the treaty, but the need for its promises – now entrenched in the Basic Law – to continue to be honoured

Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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The Chinese national flag appears on a screen to mark the 20th handover anniversary at Victoria Habour in Hong Kong. Photo: AP
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