June 24, 2024
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Security law: Gov’t ‘deplores’ UK’s move to offer Hongkongers path to British citizenship

The Hong Kong government says it “deplores” and opposes the UK government’s decision to offer citizenship to Hongkongers with British National (Overseas) passports.The statement came after the UK Home Office laid out pathways for the three million BN(O) passport holders in Hong Kong and their dependants to obtain citizenship. The UK’s home secretary Priti Patel wrote in a policy statemen ton Wednesday that the scheme was a “proportionate response to the situation which has arisen.”The UK’s offer follows the enactment of a broad-ranging national security in Hong Kong which criminalises subversi…

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