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Procedure : 2017/2204(INI)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0382/2017

Texts tabled :

A8-0382/2017

Debates :

PV 12/12/2017 - 18
CRE 12/12/2017 - 18

Votes :

PV 13/12/2017 - 13.7
CRE 13/12/2017 - 13.7
Explanations of votes

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2017)0495

Debates
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - Strasbourg Revised edition

9.5. Hong Kong, 20 years after handover (A8-0382/2017 - Alyn Smith)
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Mündliche Erklärungen zur Abstimmung

 
  
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  Andrejs Mamikins (S&D). – Mr President, Hong Kong’s Special Administrative Region is one of the few places in Asia where democracy is efficient and visible. It is an example of a vibrant society that is looking for ways to consolidate its democratic values. Therefore, the European Union should intensify its contacts with Hong Kong in the framework of the Structured Dialogue. We should make sure that, during the next decade, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy group enjoys full dialogue with the European Union and we must particularly appreciate and encourage Hong Kong’s efforts in combating climate change.

I voted in favour of this report and I particularly support the principle of non-interference into the internal affairs of Hong Kong, as well as the necessity to maintain the Basic Law as a guarantee of human rights, standards and fundamental political freedoms. We need to develop deeper and more active relations with Hong Kong as it has the potential to become an example of democratisation and liberalisation for other states in the east and south-east Asia region. In this way the EU can contribute to security in the region.

 
  
  

(Abstimmungsstunde vom Donnerstag, 14. Dezember 2017)

 
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