Consul General Kurt Tong warned that Chinese involvement could hurt the city’s economy. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Washington points to Hong Kong National Party ban and disqualification of pro-democracy lawmakers as cause for concern in latest human rights report

  • US State Department says incidents are evidence of ‘substantial interference’ in city’s freedom
  • Report also notes the limiting of free speech in the ‘political arena’
Topic |   Human rights

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Consul General Kurt Tong warned that Chinese involvement could hurt the city’s economy. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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A joint committee in the British parliament has criticised the country’s foreign ministry over what is perceived as inadequacy in ensuring human rights in Hong Kong under the 1984 joint declaration with China. Photo: AFP

British parliamentary committee urges London to ‘take action’ and monitor closely human rights in Hong Kong under 1984 joint declaration

  • Joint Committee on Human Rights issues report criticising foreign office’s failure to ‘maintain required freedoms’ for city’s residents
  • Report calls for a new approach to ensure high human rights standards in all international agreements post-Brexit
Topic |   Human rights

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A joint committee in the British parliament has criticised the country’s foreign ministry over what is perceived as inadequacy in ensuring human rights in Hong Kong under the 1984 joint declaration with China. Photo: AFP
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