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Survey on the situation in Hong Kong

UK China flagsThe UK and China signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration in 1984 for the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997 under 'one country two systems' for a period of 50 years. In recent years Hong Kong has seen mass protests against the perceived erosion of their rights and freedoms, for universal suffrage for the election of their Chief Executive and against a 2019 Extradition Bill. On 21 May, the Chinese Government proposed a national security law for Hong Kong aimed at preventing and punishing acts of terrorism, subversion, separatism and foreign interference. It gives the Chinese government power to adjudicate over select criminal cases.

The full English text of the new law that comes into force on 1 July 2020 can be viewed here. Note: This survey is intended to help inform policy making and all responses will be kept confidential and in compliance with GDPR. Thank you!