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The Projected Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Human Rights Record In The Post-British Era, Daniel C. Turck Jul 2015

The Projected Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Human Rights Record In The Post-British Era, Daniel C. Turck

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On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong ceased to be a British Dependent Territory, and the People's Republic of China (PRC) resumed sovereignty over Hong Kong pursuant to the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong (Joint Declaration). The Joint Declaration, in accordance with Article 31 of the PRC's Constitution, declares that Hong Kong is now a Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).