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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 09:05 PM

U.K. Prime Minister Offers 3 Million Hong Kong Residents Path to British Citizenship

(Time Magazine) U.K Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered three million Hong Kong residents the chance to live and work in the U.K., following China’s imposition of new security laws on the region.

Johnson told Parliament on July 1 that the enactment of the “Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” by Hong Kong authorities was a “clear and serious breach” of the 1985 Sino-British joint declaration. The legally binding international agreement outlined how certain freedoms would remain protected for 50 years after China gained sovereignty in 1997.

The law, which has been condemned by the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United States as undermining freedoms that China promised Hong Kong, gives Beijing vast powers to crack down on various political crimes, including subversion, separatism and collusion with foreign elements, which could be punishable with life imprisonment.

In just the first day following the law’s enactment, Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas at demonstrators, and made hundreds of arrests, as people took the streets to hold an annual march marking the anniversary of the territory’s 1997 handover from the U.K. to China.

“We made clear that if China continued down this path we would introduce a new route for those with British National Overseas status to enter the U.K., granting them limited leave to remain with the ability to live and work in the U.K. and thereafter to apply for citizenship,” Johnson said. “And that is precisely what we will do now.”
Read More: https://time.com/5862191/uk-citizenship-hong-kong-china-law/

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FM123 Jul 1 OP
malaise Jul 1 #1
FM123 Jul 1 #4
Deuce Jul 1 #5
malaise Jul 1 #6
applegrove Jul 1 #8
Claustrum Jul 1 #2
GulfCoast66 Jul 1 #3
Sewa Jul 1 #7
GulfCoast66 Jul 1 #9
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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 09:06 PM

1. Hope they study the Windrush victims

That is all

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 09:40 PM

4. Oh my, yes.

Such cruelty, to be invited over there to rebuild after the war then decades later to be mis-treated and even deported like that.

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 09:53 PM

5. Thanks for the info...had never heard of it.

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Response to Deuce (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 09:56 PM

6. You're welcome

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:56 PM

8. So true.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 09:10 PM

2. Oh wow... maybe I have a way out of the US now

I owned a BNO years ago.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 09:13 PM

3. Hate Johnson. But smart move.

You bring in a million or so Hong Kong residents and watch you economy thrive.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:07 PM

7. Distracts from bountygate too

Boris and Trump are so much alike, both Putin puppets

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Response to Sewa (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:31 PM

9. Is that a thing in the U.K.? Had not read that.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:58 PM

10. Reports are both UK and US soldiers had

Russian bounties on them. Boris has been quiet on the issue since the story broke.

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