Britain will challenge China's new law on Hong Kong, PM Johnson said : do not fear


Britain has also taken an aggressive stance on the National Security Act recently passed on Hong Kong by the Chinese Parliament. British PM Boris Johnson said that if China tried to force a new law on Hong Kong, Britain is also ready to change its immigration rules. We will provide millions of Hong Kong residents with a possible path to UK citizenship.

Explain that when Hong Kong city was assigned to China in 1997, it was exempted under the law, which is part of the city's basic law. British PM Boris Johnson said in an article for the Times newspaper and the South China Morning Post, "Many people in Hong Kong are afraid of the way of life that China has resolved to keep."

If China moves to justify their fears, then Britain's departure from its responsibility cannot be considered a good conscience. Instead, we will honor our obligations and provide an alternative. He wrote, "Around three and a half million people in Hong Kong currently hold a British National (Overseas) passport, which allows them to remain in the UK without a visa for six months." Another 25 lakh people will be eligible to apply for this.

Will give immigration and work rights

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, if China implements its national security law in Hong Kong, then the British government will change its immigration rules and any passport-holding Hong Kong citizen will be allowed to visit Britain for 12 months. They will be given immigration rights, including the right to work. This will open the path of citizenship for them.