UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Offers Visas For Millions in Hong Kong

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-- (f) at 3-06-2020 01:30PM (1 month ago)

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday he would offer millions of Hong Kongers visas and a possible route to UK citizenship if China persists with its national security law.⁣

“Many people in Hong Kong fear their way of life — which China pledged to uphold — is under threat,” Johnson wrote in an article for The Times newspaper and the South China Morning Post.⁣

“If China proceeds to justify their fears, then Britain could not in good conscience shrug our shoulders and walk away; instead we will honour our obligations and provide an alternative.”⁣

About 350,000 people in Hong Kong currently hold British National (Overseas) passports, which allow visa-free access to Britain for up to six months, Johnson wrote.⁣

Another 2.5 million people would be eligible to apply for one.⁣