Liberties make Hong Kong unique, says UK’s Hunt

FILE PHOTO – Jeremy Hunt, a management prospect for Britain’s Conservative Celebration, attends a hustings event in Manchester, Britain, June 29,2019 REUTERS/Andrew Yates

BELFAST (Reuters) – Britain stated on Tuesday it would not compromise on its commitment to Hong Kong freedoms and cautioned China that repression was no chance to resolve the crisis in the former British colony.

” We can never compromise on our values,” Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stated while campaigning in Northern Ireland to change Prime Minister Theresa May.

Hunt said Britain wanted the governments of Hong Kong and China to comprehend that what makes Hong Kong special are its freedoms, as ensured under a 1984 accord between London and Beijing.

” None of us supports the violence we saw on TELEVISION last night however we do understand the factor for individuals’s anger and the factor for people’s fears that their basic flexibilities are going to be taken away,” he stated.

Reporting by Amanda Ferguson; writing by Michael Holden and Man Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison

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