Beijing Sends an Alarming Message on HK…

Beijing’s recently-announced ban on a group of British Members of Parliament visiting Hong Kong sends alarming messages not just to Hong Kong but potentially to any foreigners wishing to engage with the territory – and not least the world’s media. The MPs are a multi-party group looking into affairs relevant to the implementation of the 1983 Sino-British Joint Declaration, the treaty between Britain and China dealing with the institutions and practices in Hong Kong for the 50 years after the 1997 handover to China, during which it would be a Special Administrative Region of China.

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