Britain says will not block sales of tear gas to Hong Kong

November 17, 2014 6:09 PM

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Britain says will not block sales of tear gas to Hong Kong

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday that it had decided not to block the sale of tear gas to Hong Kong, having reviewed its export policy after police there used the gas against pro-democracy protesters in September.

In a written submission to parliament on Monday, Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire said the only current license did not breach rules and would not be revoked. Swire had said in October that a review was likely in light of the Hong Kong clashes.

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