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  1. UK-China Cooperation on Intellectual Property

    The UK aims to promote the non-discriminatory and transparent application of IP rules within national IP regimes.

  2. Foreign Office statement on postponement of Hong Kong elections

    Foreign Office statement in response to the postponement of the Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong.

  3. Foreign Secretary welcomes first EU sanctions against malicious cyber actors

    Dominic Raab welcomes decisive action which raises the cost for hostile cyber activity.

  4. Foreign Secretary's call with Chinese Foreign Minister, 28 July 2020

    Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, spoke to Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, on Tuesday 28 July.

  5. Hong Kong and China: Foreign Secretary's statement in Parliament, 20 July 2020

    Dominic Raab said the UK will extend the arms embargo that applies to China to Hong Kong, and suspend our extradition treaty with Hong Kong indefinitely.

  6. UK reiterates concern over global cyber attacks

    Alongside its allies, the UK government condemns the targeting of those working to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  7. Home Secretary announces details of the Hong Kong BN(O) Visa

    The new Hong Kong BN(O) Visa will give British National (Overseas) citizens the ability to come to the UK to make a new life.

  8. UN Human Rights Council 44: Statement for the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights

    The UK's International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French, delivered this statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

  9. National security legislation in Hong Kong: Foreign Secretary's statement in Parliament

    Dominic Raab gave a statement to the House of Commons on the situation in Hong Kong following the imposition of national security legislation by China.

  10. UK to extend residence rights for British Nationals (Overseas) citizens in Hong Kong

    After China's imposition of a national security law on Hong Kong, the UK confirmed that new arrangements will be put in place for British Nationals (Overseas).

  11. UN Human Rights Council 44: Cross-regional statement on Hong Kong and Xinjiang

    UK's Ambassador to the WTO and UN in Geneva, Julian Braithwaite, delivered this cross-regional joint statement on behalf of 27 countries.

  12. China's national security legislation for Hong Kong: Foreign Secretary's statement

    Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab comments following the passage of national security legislation for Hong Kong through the National People's Congress in Beijing.

  13. European foreign ministers meet to discuss Iran

    The Foreign Secretary visits Germany for talks on a diplomatic solution to Iran’s destabilising activities in the Middle East, and to meet key European allies.

  14. G7 urges China to reconsider national security law

    The international community calls on China to adhere to its legally binding commitments and respect the autonomy and the freedom of the people of Hong Kong.

  15. Caroline Wilson appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

    Caroline Wilson CMG has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China in succession to Dame Barbara Woodward DCMG OBE.

  16. China's proposed national security law for Hong Kong: Foreign Secretary's statement to Parliament

    Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave a statement in the House of Commons on the situation in Hong Kong and the UK's response to it.

  17. China’s proposed new security law for Hong Kong: joint statement

    The UK, Australia, Canada, and United States gave a joint statement in response to China’s proposed new security law for Hong Kong.

  18. Joint Statement from the UK, Australia and Canada on Hong Kong

    Joint statement by UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne, responding to China’s proposed new security law for Hong Kong.

  19. UN Human Rights Council 43: Item 4 General Debate

    UK International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French, delivers a statement during the Item 4 General Debate.

  20. Fiftieth anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: joint statement

    Joint statement by the Foreign Ministers of China, France, Russia, UK and US, celebrating how the Treaty has contributed to worldwide security and prosperity.