Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty: ten years on

Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty: ten years on

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Index Number: ASA 19/001/2007
Date Published: 29 June 2007
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Hong Kong

Hong Kong returned to Chinese sovereignty on 1 July 1997 after more than one hundred years as a British colony. The following short report looks at how certain basic human rights have fared since the handover and assesses how far the HKSAR government has taken the opportunity of a fresh start to safeguard and enhance protection of the rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong.


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