In international diplomacy, Hong Kong has no other identity of mainland China. For example, Hong Kong does not have independent representation on the UN Security Council, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the Group of 77 at the United Nations or the Group of 22 (G22). However, Hong Kong can participate in events organized by international organizations such as the Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Health Organization and the United Nations World Tourism Organization, but as an associate member and non-member. It may also participate in trade events and agreements under the name „Hong Kong, China.“ HealthThe majority of people working in hospitals and clinics that are joint ventures between Hong Kong and the PRC may be permanent residents of the RAD, as an exception to the foreign rule. The maximum allowable period of LICENSING in the PRC is increased to three years for physicians licensed to practice in Hong Kong, compared to one year for other foreign doctors. The EPA opens access exams for permanent residents of Hong Kong who have graduated from the University of Hong Kong or the University of China of Hong Kong. The agreement signed in 1984 was to last until 2047. But before Hong Kong returned, Britain and China reached an agreement to introduce „one country, two systems.“ The Sino-British Joint Declaration is a treaty signed between the United Kingdom and China on Hong Kong under Chinese sovereignty.  The declaration signed in Beijing on 19 December 1984 establishes the Hong Kong Sovereign and Administrative Agreement after 1 July 1997, when the Lease of the New Territories was to expire under the Hong Kong Territory Extension Agreement. The British government in Hong Kong has relied on the effective exclusion of democratic participation in the territory`s government. The supreme executive power belongs to the governor, advised by an executive council (Exco), who is entirely appointed by the governor himself, and most political decisions are carried out by the powerful public service. Bills are submitted to a Legislative Council (Legco), which was fully appointed before 1985 and which included the majority of civil servants.
However, after the signing of the joint declaration, the British government sought to subjugate its authority and legitimacy in the final years of its rule and began to introduce an element of elected representation to Legco. In 1985, indirect elections were held by an electoral college and functional constituencies (such as economic and professional groups) for 24 of Legco`s 56 seats, with the remaining majority of official and designated members.