Laura Sandys Associates has been drafted in to work for Hong Kong’s pro-
democracy movement. The agency, whose past clients included the Iraqi
opposition, was hired last month by pro-democracy interests in Hong
Kong, led by Legislative Council member Christine Loh.
Its brief is to monitor the implementation of the deal which lays down how the colony will be run after Britain hands it back to China in June 1997.
‘There are some key responsibilities that the UK has to Hong Kong beyond
June 1997,’ said LSA MD Laura Sandys. In fact the Basic Law and Joint
Declaration between Britain and China covers the period to June 2047.
The first issue to be tackled by LSA is the fate of Hong Kong’s 4,000-
strong ‘ethnic minority’ who are not eligible for either Chinese or
* In a separate development, LSA has been appointed by existing client
BP Oil Europe to develop a pan-European PR strategy for its joint
venture with Mobil.