UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt asks HK to reflect on fugitives law

Local | 12 Jun 2019 7:35 pm

The British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for calm and peace in Hong Kong, while also urging the Carrie Lam administration to reflect on the controversial legislation.

“The ongoing protests in Hong Kong are a clear sign of significant public concern about the proposed changes to extradition laws. I call on all sides to remain calm and peaceful,'' he said in a statement today.

“I urge the Hong Kong government to listen to the concerns of its people and its friends in the international community and to pause and reflect on these controversial measures. It is essential that the authorities engage in meaningful dialogue and take steps to preserve Hong Kong’s rights and freedoms and high degree of autonomy, which underpin its international reputation. Upholding the principle of ‘One Country, Two Systems’, provided for in the legally binding Sino-British Joint Declaration, is vital to Hong Kong’s future success.''

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