HC Deb 20 March 1998 vol 308 cc772-3W
Mr. Faber

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the forty-second meeting of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group. [35564]

Mr. Fatchett

The Joint Liaison Group held its 42nd Plenary Meeting in London from 17 to 18 March. The two sides consulted and exchanged views on a range of matters related to the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong, including the forthcoming legislative elections in Hong Kong; basic rights and freedoms, including freedom of the press; the registration and indemnification of Hong Kong satellites; Vietnamese boat people in Hong Kong; and the continued application of international treaties to Hong Kong.

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