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Joint Declaration gave Britain no rights to city post handover, says HK official

Joint Declaration gave Britain no rights to city post handover, says HK official

Hong Kong government officials said Saturday that Britain had no rights over the city under the joint declaration that laid the blueprint for how the city would be ruled after its 1997 reunification with China. The comments by Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng came on the eve of changes to the UK’s visa application program providing Hong Kong residents a path to citizenship.

Clara
Clara
Erich
Erich 4 weeks

I feel sorry for the Hong Kong residents. They’ve have lived in a more open community, now the thumb is coming down. Continue to fight for freedom? Or give up your homeland and flee to start a new life? It’s a difficult choice.

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 4 weeks

You mean the joint declaration between the British empire and the Qing dynasty? Pretty sure the deal died with the qing.

Dave
Dave 4 weeks

How dare you offer our slav- I mean "citizens" a better life?! How can we force them to conform if they can just leave?!

Rational ific
Rational ific 4 weeks

You don't need any other country's permission to offer a path to citizenship to its citizens. Now, if British automatically wanted to become Hong Kong or Chinese citizens, that would be another matter.

Patty
Patty 4 weeks

Should have remained a British territory

6Million$Mansplainer
6Million$Mansplainer 4 weeks

No 2A to defend freedom.

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