China 'humiliating' the UK by scrapping Hong Kong handover deal, say activists

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Pro-democracy leaders say Britain has ‘legal, moral and political responsibility’ to stand up to Beijing

Hong Kong democracy activists have accused Chinese president Xi Jinping of “humiliating” the British government by appearing to rubbish the deal that secured the former colony’s return to China by guaranteeing its way of life for 50 years.

On Friday, the eve of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover, on 1 July 1997, Beijing controversially announced that the Sino-British joint declaration was “now history” and no longer had “any practical significance nor any binding force”.

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