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British MPs Threaten to Retake Hong Kong Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Sep 1, 2014, 11:56 PM

BEIJING: The British Parliament is planning to move ahead on a study to prove that democracy in Hong Kong is limited. Therefore, the UK Foreign Affairs committee chairman Sir Richard Ottaway contends that this would be a breach of the 1984 handover agreement, which granted Hong Kong sovereignty from the UK to mainland China.

The BBC News reports that, "But he said if it was true that a Chinese committee was nominating a "limited number of candidates" for an election, there did appear to be a "prima facie case" that China had breached the undertakings it gave in the 1984 handover agreement."

British members of Parliament believe that if the study proves that Hong Kong does not enjoy full democracy freedoms then the city must return back and live under the authority of British rule.

According to the BBC News. "The deal that the UK signed with China to transfer sovereignty of Hong Kong established the so-called basic law. That guaranteed high degrees of autonomy and basic rights and freedoms for people living in Hong Kong."

Beijing officials have asked UK MP's to cancel the study on Hong kong.

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written by justice_for_all , September 22, 2014

In my humble opinion, the British have a moral obligation to rescue HK from the tyrants in Beijing. The British handed HK to the communists without any means for the people of HK to defend themselves. HK was one of the worlds biggest economies with a massive sea port. What were the British thinking?



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