|Author (Corporate)||European Commission, European External Action Service (EEAS)|
|Series Details||JOIN (2021) 6|
Report published by the European Commission and the High-Representative for Foreign Policy on 12 March 2021 concerning the latest political and economic developments in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). This is the 23rd annual report, covering 2020.
Since the handover of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China in 1997, the European Union (EU) and its Member States have followed political and economic developments in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) under the ‘one country, two systems’ principle.
The report highlights that, over the course of the year, Hong Kong experienced a further severe erosion of its high degree of autonomy, its democratic principles, and the fundamental freedoms that the Chinese authorities committed to protect until at least 2047. This deterioration calls into question China's willingness to uphold its international obligations and its commitments to the people of Hong Kong under the ‘One Country, Two Systems' principle and the Hong Kong Basic Law.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Bilateral Relations, Regional Dimension|
|Keywords||Hong Kong SAR
|Countries / Regions||China|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|