The UK government has confirmed that it has banned the UK military from training Hong Kong police forces as relations with China deteriorated after Beijing imposed a security law restricting dissent and security freedoms of the territory that have been in place for more than 20 years Years are guaranteed under the British return of his former colony.
Both the Army and the RAF ran training programs for the Hong Kong Police, as well as for their Official Aviation Service and the Marine Cadet Corps. All these practices are now suspended, as the Ministry of Defense has confirmed to the “observer”.
The UK has officially stated that the decision was made due to the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic, but a government spokesman has confirmed that that relationship will be “reviewed” when the current health crisis ends.
“The UK government has made it clear that China’s enactment and enforcement of Hong Kong’s national security laws is in violation of the Sino-UK joint statement that directly threatens the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong people,” a Defense Department spokesman said.