Hong Kong APPG

First Registered: 05/11/2019 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To promote democracy and the rule of law, and to defend human rights in Hong Kong, to share information about Hong Kong, and to nurture relations between the United Kingdom and the people of Hong Kong.



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Recent Documents related to Hong Kong

1. Hong Kong in 2019
17/09/2019 - Commons Research

Found: 2019 Hong Kong in 2019 By Louisa Brooke-Holland Contents: 1. Background: the UK and Hong Kong 2. The

2. Hong Kong: the Joint Declaration
05/07/2019 - Commons Research

Found: Declaration paved the way for the handover of Hong Kong from the UK to China in 1997. The principle One

3. China: country policy and information notes
15/12/2020 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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Found: Country Policy and Information Note China : Hong Kong p rotests Version 1.0 February 2020

4. Six-monthly report on Hong Kong: January to June 2019
31/10/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: THE SIX - MONTHLY REPORT ON HONG KONG 1 J ANUARY TO 3 0 JUNE 2019 Deposited

5. Hong Kong Journalists Association - written evidence
11/06/2019 - Inquiry: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Global media freedom - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Hong Kong Journalists AssociationWritten evidence from the Hong Kong Journalists Association

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Hong Kong

1. Hong Kong: Covid-19
19/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: takes note of the problems facing the citizens of Hong Kong as a result of COVID-19; and the case for Her - Speech Link
2: Motion. There are major concerns for the people of Hong Kong. It is a pity that we have to raise issues affecting - Speech Link

2. Hong Kong
24/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: political unrest in Hong Kong, and of the calls to offer residents of Hong Kong citizenship in another - Speech Link
2: compelled to participate in mass popular protests in Hong Kong; of how regressive changes in China have created - Speech Link

3. Hong Kong
10/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: he will make a statement on the impact of the Hong Kong extradition law on the Sino-British joint declaration - Speech Link
2: aware of our enduring responsibility towards Hong Kong as one of the joint signatories to the 1984 joint - Speech Link

4. Hong Kong: Human Rights
04/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: they have made of the impact on human rights in Hong Kong of the national security law proposed by the National - Speech Link
2: systems”, the framework agreed before Britain handed Hong Kong over to China in 1997 that protected its special - Speech Link

5. Hong Kong Extradition Bill
11/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: another place yesterday on the impact of the Hong Kong Extradition Bill on the Sino-British joint declaration - Speech Link

6. Hong Kong: Sentencing of Pro-democracy Activists
07/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: will make a statement on the sentencing of the Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow - Speech Link
2: developments in Hong Kong. As the Foreign Secretary made clear in the most recent six-monthly report on Hong Kong - Speech Link

7. Hong Kong
26/09/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: remain seriously concerned by the situation in Hong Kong. Protests are now in their 16th week, and millions - Speech Link

8. Hong Kong
18/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: people of Hong Kong about the proposed amendments to extradition laws. The people of Hong Kong have peacefully - Speech Link

9. Hong Kong: Pro-Democracy Activists
10/04/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: acutely aware of our enduring responsibilities to Hong Kong. We were a joint signatory to upholding the joint - Speech Link

10. Hong Kong
02/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: People’s Congress for a national security law in Hong Kong and what impact the anti-sedition laws will have - Speech Link
2: Congress to impose a national security law on Hong Kong. If implemented, the imposition of a proposed - Speech Link
3: that their welcome lifeboat policy will provide for Hong Kong’s defenders of democracy, such as that young - Speech Link
4: invoking this law has caused great concern, both in Hong Kong and internationally. I assure the noble Lord, - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Hong Kong
1. Hong Kong: Human Rights
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
30/01/2020
... what discussions he has had with the (a) Hong Kong Chief Executive and (b) representatives of the Chinese Government on breaches of human rights in Hong Kong by the Hong Kong police.

2. Hong Kong: Barristers
asked by: Lord Adonis
27/01/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the employment of British barristers by the Hong Kong Department of Justice for the prosecution of Hong Kong residents on charges relating to protests against the governments of Hong Kong and China.

3. Hong Kong: Politics and Government
asked by: Paul Girvan
23/01/2020
... what recent representations he has made to his Hong Kong counterparts on democratic rights in Hong Kong.

4. Hong Kong: Politics and Government
asked by: Lord Alton of Liverpool
11/03/2020
... and the protection of freedoms guaranteed for the people of Hong Kong under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law.

5. Hong Kong: Riot Control Weapons
asked by: Tom Randall
16/07/2020
... (b) rubber bullets and (c) riot gear exported from the UK to Hong Kong has been used by the Hong Kong Police Force against peaceful protesters in Hong Kong.

Latest Questions
21 Current APPG Members
Lord Shinkwin Portrait
Lord Shinkwin
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 5th November 2019
Bob Seely Portrait
Bob Seely
Vice Chair
Conservative - Isle of Wight
Joined: 5th November 2019
Andrew Bowie Portrait
Andrew Bowie
Vice Chair
Conservative - West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Joined: 5th November 2019
Lord Falconer of Thoroton Portrait
Lord Falconer of Thoroton
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Pendry Portrait
Lord Pendry
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Hospitality and Tourism , Japan
Andrew Gwynne Portrait
Andrew Gwynne
Vice Chair
Labour - Denton and Reddish
Joined: 4th November 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Cats , Historic Counties , Youth Employment
Layla Moran Portrait
Layla Moran
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Oxford West and Abingdon
Joined: 16th December 2020
Owen Thompson Portrait
Owen Thompson
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Midlothian
Joined: 16th December 2020
Stewart Malcolm McDonald Portrait
Stewart Malcolm McDonald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow South
Joined: 16th December 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Alistair Carmichael MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8181.

Email: carmichaela@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Christopher Whitehouse, The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd, 225 Metal Box Factory, 30 Great Guildford Street, London SE1 0HS. Tel: 020 7463 0692

Email: chris.whitehouse@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

Secretariat:

The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.whitehouseconsulting.co.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
8 Jan 2020
Source
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd
Description
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd is funded by Stand With Hong Kong to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 08/01/2020 To : 07/01/2021
Value
£34,501
Date
5 Nov 2019
Source
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd
Description
The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd is funded by Stand With Hong Kong to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 05/11/2019 To : 04/11/2020
Value
£34,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Hong Kong APPG

Former APPG Members
Lord Gordon of Strathblane Portrait
Lord Gordon of Strathblane
Vice Chair
Labour - Deceased - 1 April 2020
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Bob Seely Portrait
Bob Seely
Vice Chair
Conservative - Isle of Wight
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Nigel Evans Portrait
Nigel Evans
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ribble Valley
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019