Hong Kong - Q&A - (30 Dec. 2021)

Published: Tue Jun 21 2022

Q: Following the arrest in Hong Kong of several Stand News journalists, the pop star Denise Ho and the lawyer and former Legislative Council member Margaret Ng, does France have any response ?

A: France is concerned about these developments, which follow the disappearance of the Hong Kong daily Apple Daily this summer and the conviction of its founder, Jimmy Lai.

France reaffirms its steadfast, resolute commitment to press freedom, freedom of expression and the protection of journalists and all those whose expression contributes to free and plural information and to public debate, all over the world.

France calls for respect for the "one country, two systems" principle and Hong Kong's Basic Law, which guarantee the territory's high degree of autonomy and respect for basic freedoms, the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.

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