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3Novices:We still recognise Sino-British Joint Declaration as legally binding treaty, Beijing official maintains

China still recognises the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration as a legally binding treaty, but the document does not give Britain the right to interfere in Hong Kong’s affairs because nothing was written down to give it such power, a foreign ministry official has said.
Xu Hong, director general of the ministry’s treaty and law department, tried to explain a colleague’s remark that sparked a row with Britain earlier this month, while assuring Hong Kong that Beijing was…
July 08, 2017 at 01:44PM http://ift.tt/2szVX0F
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