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Boris Johnson offers refuge, U.K. citizenship path for nearly 3 million Hong Kongers

Boris Johnson offers refuge, U.K. citizenship path for nearly 3 million Hong Kongers
Wednesday 3
9:0 2020

London’s move, which Johnson said he would implement when China formally enacts the security law, could emerge as among the most significant ramifications of Beijing’s effort to undercut Hong Kong’s freedoms and bring the city more closely under the Communist Party’s authoritarian rule. It would potentially grant British residency and working rights to up to 40 percent of Hong Kong’s population, raising the specter of a brain drain from the Asian financial center. AD AD In op-eds published in the South China Morning Post and the Times of London, Johnson said the Chinese security law — which will criminalize broadly ...

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Summary: London will allow BNO passport holders to live and work in Britain, in response to China’s crackdown on political freedoms in the Asian financial center.

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