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Inquiry launched into role of British banks in Hong Kong in ‘suppression’ of rights

Parliamentarians in London have launched a new inquiry into allegations that British banks, including HSBC, helped Beijing punish pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong Kong, which includes both unelected peers and MPs, is asking for written witness statements from activists who have had their bank accounts frozen.The aim is to determine if British banks contributed to the suppression of human rights in Hong Kong, including freedom of expression,…


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