|Author (Corporate)||European External Action Service (EEAS)|
|Series Details||JOIN (2022) 16|
Report published by the European Commission and the High-Representative for Foreign and Security Policy on 20 March 2022 concerning the latest political and economic developments in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). This is the 24th annual report, covering 2021.
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, in 2021, the one country, two systems principle in Hong Kong was further undermined by the implementation of the National Security Law (NSL). The year started with the mass arrest of 55 pro-democracy activists, including prominent political figures, in early January, and ended with the elections of a Legislative Council devoid of opposition on 19 December.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Bilateral Relations, Regional Dimension|
|Keywords||Hong Kong SAR
|Countries / Regions||China|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|