Comment: The world must not stand by as China rides roughshod over Hong Kong
The city’s freedom and prosperity are at stake – and so are the values and interests of open societies around the world
I made my final speech as Hong Kong’s governor on June 30, 1997, a few hours before I left the city on Britain’s royal yacht.
“Now, Hong Kong people are to run Hong Kong. That is the promise. And that is the unshakable destiny,” I said.
That promise was contained in the 1984 Joint Declaration, a treaty signed by China and Britain and lodged at the United Nations. The deal was...
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