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Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council of the PRC 國務院港澳事務辦公室
To restore stability to Hong Kong now and beyond 2047, there is a need
for an immediate political solution. We call for a referendum as a
political solution for China’s anticipatory breach of the Sino -
British Joint Declaration of 1984.
Supporting text (English language version prevails):
The referendum will contain questions covering the election by Universal
Suffrage of a new democratic Hong Kong government, its new Chief
Executive and Legislative Council. The referendum will provide the
mandate upon which the new democratic government of the SAR can
address the remaining demands of protesters including amnesty, and an
independent inquiry into Police and government operations.
A referendum which is then acted upon negates the anticipatory breach
by China and leaves it with no effect, so the Joint Declaration can
continue in principle ‘as amended’. Endorsing the referendum
which is then acted upon would be the proper reaction of the British
and Chinese governments as it would right the wrong, and correct and
nullify the breach
Both the Chief Executive of Hong Kong and the officials of central
government in China must respect and uphold the terms of the Joint
Declaration, ensuring a high degree of autonomy and protecting the
people of Hong Kong and their way of life. Although the Joint
Declaration is valid until 2047, it can serve the best interests,
hopes and aspirations of Hong Kong far beyond that. Besides the
impact on ordinary citizens of Hong Kong, failure to grant a high
degree of autonomy puts in jeopardy the special trading status of the
city state, weakens the effectiveness of its government and
undermines the functioning of the ‘one country, two systems’ policy.
For more information please visit wethepeopleofhk.com