14 iulie 2020

China is becoming increasingly assertive, not just regarding Hong Kong


July 14 (UPI) -- China's enforcement of a new security law in Hong Kong marks the de facto end of the "one country, two systems" model that came into effect following the British handover in 1997. This has repercussions that go far beyond Hong Kong.The Sino-British Joint Declaration , signed by China and the United Kingdom in 1984 paved the way for the handover. It states clearly that the territory shall enjoy "basic rights and freedom" and "a high degree of autonomy" for 50 years -- until [...]