Sir Richard Evans (left), the British ambassador to China, and Zhou Nan, chairman of the Chinese negotiating team, exchange documents after signing a draft of the joint declaration. Photo: P.Y. Tang
Sir Richard Evans (left), the British ambassador to China, and Zhou Nan, chairman of the Chinese negotiating team, exchange documents after signing a draft of the joint declaration. Photo: P.Y. Tang

As Hong Kong marks 35 years since draft Sino-British Joint Declaration was signed, is universal suffrage as out of reach as ever?

  • Anniversary of first signing coincides with town hall dialogue between city’s leader Carrie Lam and community
  • But decades after election was promised in Basic Law, Hongkongers are no closer to having say in who leads them

Sir Richard Evans (left), the British ambassador to China, and Zhou Nan, chairman of the Chinese negotiating team, exchange documents after signing a draft of the joint declaration. Photo: P.Y. Tang
Sir Richard Evans (left), the British ambassador to China, and Zhou Nan, chairman of the Chinese negotiating team, exchange documents after signing a draft of the joint declaration. Photo: P.Y. Tang
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