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Britain's citizenship offer to Hong Kong: how China could respond

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

China said UK will ‘bear all consequences', raising possibility of retaliation China has responded angrily to a UK promise to offer nearly 3 million residents of Hong Kong with British national overseas status , the right to settle in the UK. China's foreign ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said Britain would “bear all consequences”, and China's ambassador to the UK later said that Beijing “reservethe right to take corresponding measures”.
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China warns of ‘consequences' after Boris offers lifeline to 3,000,000 in Hong Kong

China warns of ‘consequences' after Boris offers lifeline to 3,000,000 in Hong Kong

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Boris Johnson offered millions of Honk Kong residents the right to settle in the UK
China has warned it will take ‘corresponding measures' if the UK gives three million Hong Kong residents the right to settle in the country.
Boris Johnson accused Beijing of a ‘clear and serious breach' of its treaty with Britain by imposing a national security law on the territory.
The Prime Minister said he would introduce a route for people with British National Overseas status to apply for visas to live and work in the UK and apply for citizenship.
In response, the Chinese Embassy in the UK said such a...
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Britain can't protect Hong Kong from China - but it can do right by its people | Simon Jenkins

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

To think we can sway authoritarian Beijing is fantasy. Instead we must make those who want freedom welcome in the UK The sight of young people anywhere being brutally stripped of their freedom is depressing. When that freedom was a legacy, however brief, from the British crown, it is more so. The ban on dissent now imposed by China on Hong Kong smashes the spirit and letter of the Sino-British treaty of 1984. It shows China for what it is, an unprincipled dictatorship. When I reported in 1997 on the Hong Kong celebrations bidding farewell to British rule, there was one question on all...
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China warns the UK it will take 'corresponding measures' to stop millions of Hong Kong citizens taking refuge in Britain

China warns the UK it will take 'corresponding measures' to stop millions of Hong Kong citizens taking refuge in Britain

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

China has warned the UK that it will "firmly oppose" Boris Johnson's offer to welcome up to 3 million Hong Kong citizens to Britain.
The UK government has offered a path to citizenship for Hong Kong citizens with British visa rights.
China said the offer is a breach of international law and pledged to take "corresponding measures" in retaliation.
Australia is also considering opening its doors to Hong Kong citizens.
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