Dear MP James Cleverly
I am a passionate year 6 student at Lyons Hall Primary School who has been studying the Hong Kong crisis and I am writing to you in regards to this issue.
History has shown that Britain once ruled over Hong Kong, however In 1984, the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration, which incited a wave of emigration from Hong Kong. The Handover of Hong Kong on July 1, 1997, returned Hong Kong to the Chinese rule, and it adopted the Law. As we have seen over the past years China has tried to take away Hong Kong’s human rights. Was it the right choice to win Hong-Kong by fighting?
As you probably know china has been meddling with the laws in Hong-Kong. Hong-Kong wanted to make a law where If you committed a crime in Hong-Kong you would be sent to a Chinese court to be put on trial and if found guilty punished there. However, the Hong-Kong people protested and to stop them the Hong Kong government stated ‘The bill is now dead’ but people are angry about other things as well. People are showing their anger out on the streets and are vandalising government buildings. Both
forces (police and protesters) are getting increasingly violent. people have gone missing from Hong-Kong and some have been found in Chinese prisons. Police are firing rubber bullets which still is seriously hurting some protesters.
Britain are now being called to aid as Hong-Kong is getting more violent. however, if we intervene china may stop trading with us. We also have BREXIT that our politicians have to deal with. With some research I have found that it is not our country to deal with. If we don’t intervene Hong-Kong’s people may suffer and China might over power Hong-Kong. Though China will get Hong Kong back in 2047 so there is no point arguing.
In conclusion after a thorough look at others views I strongly believe that we should not intervene with Hong-Kong because that they have the biggest army in the world and we might lose trading and our trading with them is extremely important. I hope you will convince Parliament not to intervene.
A year 6 student