Recently there've been mass protests in Hong Kong over a proposed bill that would allow extradition of fugitives from Hong Kong to China. The proposed bill is seen as a sign that the "One country, two systems" principle agreed to in the Sino-British Joint Declaration was breaking down well before the 2047 expiration date. The UK, former colonial power over Hong Kong, has not been happy either and recently Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned of "consequences" if China breaches the Sino-British Joint Declaration.
- Does the Sino-British Joint Declaration include provisions for what happens if one party breaches the agreement?
- Considering the answer to the above, what could these consequences alluded to by Jeremy Hunt be?