President Clinton`s focus on human rights issues has been moderate during his second term, but still contrasts with the Australian government`s more reserved approach. (42) “They would no longer be bound by Article 5 and the Joint Declaration,” he said, referring to another agreement with Britain. Critics say the new law, which targets separatism, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, is being used against opponents of the government and undermining freedoms. Many Hong Kongers fear that the civil liberties they were proud of – the rule of law, an independent judiciary, freedom of the press, freedom of expression and assembly – will disappear. HONG KONG — Much has been said about 2047 lately, 50 years after the United Kingdom`s special administrative zone returned to China. . . .