Police fire tear gas at protesters near the government headquarters in Hong Kong early on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Britain and China continue to row over Hong Kong as Jeremy Hunt warns Beijing not to ‘repress’ protests

  • Beijing accuses British foreign secretary and rival Boris Johnson of making ‘irresponsible’ comments and questions whether it is a coordinated attack
  • Hunt repeats warning to China to respect handover agreement and insists Britain will not ‘gulp and move on’ if there is a heavy-handed crackdown
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Police fire tear gas at protesters near the government headquarters in Hong Kong early on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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Protesters take to the streets on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from Britain to China. Photo: Dickson Lee

China protests over British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s warning on Hong Kong agreement

  • Beijing accuses Conservative leadership contender of interfering after calling for handover deal to ‘be honoured’
  • Attack on ‘shameless’ and ‘hypocritical’ Hunt raises questions about how far it sees itself as bound by the 1984 joint declaration
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Protesters take to the streets on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from Britain to China. Photo: Dickson Lee
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