Foreign Secretary’s statement on Hong Kong election disqualifications

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I condemn the decision to disqualify opposition candidates from standing in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council elections.

It is clear they have been disqualified because of their political views, undermining the integrity of ‘One Country, Two Systems’ and the rights and freedoms guaranteed in the Joint Declaration and Hong Kong’s Basic Law.

The Hong Kong authorities must uphold their commitments to the people of Hong Kong.

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