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Hong Kong: Protesters call on UK to terminate Sino–British Joint Declaration

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
December 11, 2019 at 17:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Anti-government protesters rallied in front of the British Consulate in Hong Kong on Wednesday, to call on the UK to terminate the Sino-British Joint Declaration.

Protesters were seen waving British flags and holding signs reading "End Joint Declaration, join Commonwealth Nation" and "Annul Joint Declaration."

"Please terminate the Joint Declaration, which is already seriously breached by China," said one of protesters on stage.

A petition listing the protesters' demands was reportedly given to a British Consulate representative before the rally.

The Sino-British Joint Declaration dates back to 1984 and was signed by then UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang, who agreed on China resuming control over Hong Kong.

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Anti-government protesters rallied in front of the British Consulate in Hong Kong on Wednesday, to call on the UK to terminate the Sino-British Joint Declaration.

Protesters were seen waving British flags and holding signs reading "End Joint Declaration, join Commonwealth Nation" and "Annul Joint Declaration."

"Please terminate the Joint Declaration, which is already seriously breached by China," said one of protesters on stage.

A petition listing the protesters' demands was reportedly given to a British Consulate representative before the rally.

The Sino-British Joint Declaration dates back to 1984 and was signed by then UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang, who agreed on China resuming control over Hong Kong.

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