June 17, 2019 / 7:34 PM / 2 months ago

British PM May raises Hong Kong protests with China's Hu

Protesters attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong's leaders to step down and withdraw the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China, June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed the continuing protests in Hong Kong, a former British colony, in a meeting at her office with China’s vice premier Hu Chunhua on Monday, her spokesman said.

“The prime minister raised the recent protests in Hong Kong, stressing the need to respect the rights and freedoms set out in the legally binding Sino-British joint declaration,” the spokesman said.

Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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