London: British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab accused that taking into account the developments in Hong Kong, China has violated the agreement signed with the United Kingdom in 1984. Raab accused China of withdrawing the rights awarded by democracy to the Hong Kong citizens and trying to suppress the voices of the opposition. The Chinese embassy in the United Kingdom has said that the criticism hurled at their country was baseless.
A week ago, the communist Chinese regime passed a new bill in the country’s parliament. As per the new bill, the Chinese regime has been awarded the rights to refuse all candidates trying to contest elections for the legislature. With this, China has tightened its grip on Hong Kong and accusations that the communist Chinese regime plans to bulldoze the pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong.
On Saturday, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab lashed out at China in a press release. The British Foreign Minister accused that China is not complying with the Joint Declaration signed by the United Kingdom and China in 1984. Foreign Minister Raab also blamed a major disparity between China’s promises while taking over Hong Kong’s control and its current actions.
The British Foreign Minister clarified that the United Kingdom expected that China should legally abide by the 1984 agreement and respect the democratic and fundamental rights of the Hong Kong population.