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
Topic |   Hong Kong political reform

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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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