Britain prepares to defend Hong Kong from China

By | May 31, 2020
Britain prepares to defend Hong Kong from China

London plans to use the opportunity to expand the visa rights of Hong Kong residents with a special BN (O) passport, which gives them the right to move to Britain without additional permits.
 
Britain is preparing a response to China’s application of Hong Kong’s national security law, which severely limits the region’s autonomy. London plans to issue a special passport to Hong Kong residents, said British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, reports Reuters.
 
So, London plans to use the opportunity to expand the visa rights of Hong Kong residents with a special BN (O) passport, which gives the right to move to Britain without additional permits. However, under the new rules, the passport holder cannot get a job or the right to permanent residence in Britain. Now, about 300,000 Hong Kong residents hold such British passports, and another 2.9 million citizens who were born before July 1997, that is, can get it the days when Hong Kong was a colony of Britain.
 
This reaction of London was caused by the law on national security of Hong Kong adopted on the eve of the Chinese parliament, which allows China to create its own special services in the region and prohibit the holding of anti-government protests.
 
Recall that the adoption of the law led to a wave of protest in Hong Kong. After China passed the National Security Act, US President Donald Trump announced sanctions against Chinese officials and accused Beijing of violating international obligations.

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