Hong Kong Protests

We are all concerned with the ongoing situation in Hong Kong.  Earlier today, during the debate on the Urgent Question raised by the Member for Hornsey and Wood Green, I asked the Foreign Secretary to confirm what the UK Government can do to halt the apparent trend towards a reduction of civil and political freedoms there.

Bill Grant

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the latest developments we are witnessing in Hong Kong are part of a wider trend of civil and political freedoms being reduced over time?  What actions can the UK take to halt, or indeed reverse, such a trend?

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Dominic Raab)

We can make our position clear both to the Administration in Hong Kong and to my Chinese opposite number, as the Prime Minister and all Members of the Government do.  We also need to work with our international partners to look carefully at the situation to ensure that we are telegraphing as clear and broad a signal as possible to the Government in Beijing about the concerns that my hon. Friend rightly raises.

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