• Andrew Skinner

UK Extension of China Arms Embargo to Hong Kong.

The UK Foreign Secretary’s statement to Parliament of 20 July that, given the role China has now assumed for the internal security of Hong Kong and the authority it is exerting over law enforcement, the UK will extend to Hong Kong the arms embargo that we have applied to mainland China since 1989 and re-stated on 3 June 1998. This means that open general licences that include Hong Kong will be changed or amended to bring them in line with restrictions on China.

See UK 'Notice to exporters 2020/12'

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