Boris Johnson offers visas and citizenship to 3 million Hong Kong residents
Route into Britain and possible citizenship if Beijing removes freedoms, said the british prime-minister to The Times
The national security law that China wants to impose on the former British colony has led the UK’s prime minister to assure The Times that he will offer 3 million Hong Kong residents an extended visa and the possibility of obtaining citizenship.
It is one more step on the confrontations with China over Hong Kong. This time, coming from Britain. Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote today in The Times newspaper that he will not abandon the citizens of Hong Kong, a former British colony, to the Beijing repression and that it will be “with pleasure” that he will implement “one of the greatest revolutions in the system of Britain visas “to be able to provide extended visas to 3 million Chinese residents seeking refuge. Johnson also guaranteed that it would be easier for them to obtain British citizenship.
“Britain will have no choice but to deepen our ties of history and friendship with the people of Hong Kong,” he said. “Today, about 350,000 people in this Chinese territory have a British international passport and another 2.5 million are eligible to obtain it. These passports allow access to the UK with a stay of up to six months,” said Boris Johnson.
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