Pro-democracy supporters celebrate success in Hong Kong’s district council elections. Photo: AP

EU’s China point man urges Hong Kong and Beijing leaders to listen after ‘powerful signal’ of elections

  • City and central governments should act on calls for inquiry into police conduct and for universal suffrage, Reinhard Butikofer says
  • But it is an illusion to fly British or other flags and think those countries can ride to Hongkongers’ rescue, he cautions
Topic |   European Union

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Pro-democracy supporters celebrate success in Hong Kong’s district council elections. Photo: AP
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A team from the European External Action Service held talks with Hong Kong officials on Thursday. Photo: Getty

Hong Kong can rely on European Union’s support in ‘difficult times’

  • Officials representing the EU on diplomatic and foreign affairs tell local politicians ‘Hong Kong can count on the EU’ hours after US president signs act allowing sanctions against city’s government
  • Group discusses ‘various matters of mutual interest, including the latest developments’ during visit to city
Topic |   China-EU relations

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A team from the European External Action Service held talks with Hong Kong officials on Thursday. Photo: Getty
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