The United Kingdom has strongly condemned China for passing controversial security laws in the former colony of Hong Kong. The new law has been criticized as threatening Hong Kong’s sovereignty. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong people have started a movement against this law. It is currently a semi-autonomous region of China.
In this situation, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has proposed to give citizenship to the 3 million people who are facing the disaster of their former colony Hong Kong.
The BBC reports on Thursday (July 2nd).
Boris Johnson strongly condemned China’s passage of the controversial security law, saying the new law violated Hong Kong’s sovereignty. The UK is making new proposals for Hong Kongers to be affected.
According to the report, in the meantime, 3.5 million UK passport holders and another 2.8 million Hong Kong citizens will be able to stay in the UK for 5 years in the first step. They will then be able to apply for citizenship.
According to the UK Government’s plan, foreign nationals with British passports and their families will have the right to reside in the UK for 5 years. Then they can apply for citizenship if they want to stay.
Criticizing the passage of the security law in Hong Kong, Boris Johnson said, “Our agreement with China on the transfer of Hong Kong in 1985 is a clear violation of it.” That agreement violates the independence of Hong Kong.