Britain will not look away from is responsibilities to Hong Kong, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday, repeating London’s offer of extended visa rights in response to China’s push to impose a new law in the former British colony.
“If China follows through with this national security legislation ... we will give those people who hold BNO passports (British National Overseas’ passports) the right to come to the UK,” said Raab in an interview with the BBC.
Valuable statement by our EU partners, standing in solidarity with UK and our Five Eyes partners - in support of international law and the people of Hong Kong. https://t.co/HgEUBlKjp8— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) May 29, 2020
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China's proposed national security law for Hong Kong is in direct conflict with its obligations under the Joint Declaration. If enacted, this law would violate Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms. UK and 🇺🇸🇦🇺🇨🇦 are deeply concerned.— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) May 28, 2020