The Foreign Secretary helped to author this important legislation. If Britain is to continue to take a robust stance against Beijing, he must now use it,
There is further to go – but we can be proud of what the Foreign Secretary has already delivered.
They want to defend their way of life, their basic freedoms, their human rights, all of which they see as increasingly threatened by Xi Jinping’s brutal regime.
No deals with Huawei, no control of our nuclear industry, no more infiltration in our university research programmes. We need a values-led strategy.
As Patten says, the Joint Declaration gives us a specific responsibility to ensure that China’s promises are upheld – which we are not meeting.