On Thursday Raab announced that he would “set in train” arrangements enabling passport holders to come to the UK for longer than the current six-month period and apply for extendable periods of 12 months to work and study – providing a “pathway to citizenship”. … [Read more...] about Three million Hong Kong residents ‘eligible’ for UK citizenship
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the law meant Hong Kong was no longer autonomous from China and its special trading status should be revoked – a serious blow to its standing as a financial hub. … [Read more...] about Britain offers passport holders in Hong Kong visa-free travel for up to 12 months after China rubber-stamps controversial national security law
Top diplomats from the four countries said they felt "deep concern" that such a law "would curtail the Hong Kong people's liberties, and in doing so, dramatically erode Hong Kong's autonomy and the system that made it so prosperous." … [Read more...] about Germany chides China over new Hong Kong security law
China's new law: Why is Hong Kong worried? How is Hong Kong run? US and allies defend HK as 'bastion of freedom' But this new plan, if put into law, would make it a crime to undermine Beijing's authority in Hong Kong, and many are concerned it could end Hong Kong's unique status. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong: What is the BNO and what does the UK move mean?
China's new law: Why is Hong Kong worried? How is Hong Kong run? Mr Raab's statement came after the UK, US, Australia and Canada issued joint condemnation of Beijing's plan, saying imposing the security law would undermine the "one country, two systems" framework agreed before Hong Kong was handed over from British to Chinese rule in 1997. … [Read more...] about UK could offer ‘path to citizenship’ for Hong Kong’s British passport holders