Britain can’t protect Hong Kong from China – but it can do right by its people

Britain can’t protect Hong Kong from China – but it can do right by its people

Britain can’t protect Hong Kong from China – but it can do right by its people | Simon Jenkins

The sight of young people anywhere being brutally stripped of their freedom is depressing. When that freedom was a legacy, however brief, from the British crown, it is more so. The ban on dissent now imposed by China on Hong Kong smashes the spirit and letter of the Sino-British treaty of 1984.

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