China’s vice-president, who oversaw the Hong Kong crackdown, is envisioned to show up at King Charles’ coronation in the United kingdom, a transfer probably to anger British critics of Beijing. Han Zheng, not too long ago-appointed deputy to China’s President ceremony in Could, it was described.
Han Zheng was in cost of Hong Kong affairs for the Chinese federal government involving 2018 and March 2023. His predecessor, Wang Qishan, attended the late Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in September. China’s crackdown on legal rights in Hong Kong given that 2019 led to a deterioration in relations with the United kingdom and Western international locations. Next Beijing’s crackdown, United kingdom introduced a visa plan to give Hong Kongers the appropriate to appear to Britain.
Hong Kong which was handed again to China from British manage in 1997 follows Beijing’s exceptional “one nation, two systems” basic principle. In 2019, Han Zheng proposed an extradition invoice that could perhaps permit Hong Kong suspects to be despatched for demo in China. The transfer activated prevalent professional-democracy protests in Hong Kong adhering to which China handed a nationwide protection legislation building it simpler to prosecute protesters. Beijing, thus, minimized Hong Kong’s autonomy, ensuing in intercontinental outcry.
The report arrives as UK’s International Commonwealth and Advancement Place of work (FCDO) prolonged coronation invites to all heads of condition of international locations with which the United kingdom has whole diplomatic relations. Even though Xi Jinping is not envisioned to show up at the coronation.