Please give us your views on the situation in HK (8 short questions only)
The UK and China signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration in 1984 for the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997 under ‘one country two systems’ for a period of 50 years. In recent years Hong Kong has seen mass protests against the perceived erosion of their rights and freedoms, for universal suffrage for the election of their Chief Executive and against a 2019 Extradition Bill. On 21 May, the Chinese Government proposed a national security law for Hong Kong aimed at preventing and punishing acts of terrorism, subversion, separatism and foreign interference. It is also expected to give the Chinese government power to adjudicate over select criminal cases.