G7 powers urge China to end ‘oppression’ in Hong Kong

Washington (AFP) March 12, 2021
Group of Seven powers on Friday demanded that China honor commitments in Hong Kong and end “oppression” against democratic activists after Beijing forced sweeping changes of the city’s election system. Beijing’s rubber-stamp parliament on Thursday passed reforms that said that only “patriots” can run the city, which was guaranteed a separate system before Britain handed over control in 1997.

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