colonial overtone

Urging Beijing to honour the landmark ‘one country-two systems’ agreement of 1984, Hunt reiterated his support to demonstrators, who recently stormed Hong Kong’s parliament over issues of freedom and extradition to China.(AP Photo File)

Colonial overtones: Growing UK-China row over Hong Kong

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 05:32 PM IST
Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to rule out extreme measures such as sanctions and expelling diplomats, taking UK-China relations to a new level after years of London courting Beijing on issues of trade and easier, cheaper visas for Chinese.
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