Britain talks about granting citizenship to 3 million Hong Kong people

Britain talks about granting citizenship to 3 million Hong Kong people
Protests in Hong Kong have increased further after China's new law came into force. Although Hong Kong people were already opposing Chinese law, after the outbreak of coronovirus infection, the protest was halted. Meanwhile, all were locked in their homes.

Now, when the blockade is lifted, the government has implemented this law again. Protests in Hong Kong have increased since the law came into force. Now, when other countries of the world came to know about the persecution of Hong Kong people, there have been reactions from them as well.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also spoken of granting citizenship of his country to 3 million Hong Kong residents. China has suffered a major setback after such a proposal from Britain. On the offer of citizenship, China has threatened Britain that it too can take such measures. The Chinese Embassy in London issued a statement saying that all people living in Hong Kong are Chinese citizens.

According to the embassy statement, if the British side unilaterally changes the rules related to it, it will not only weaken its position, but will also violate international laws and basic rules defining international relations. The statement said that we strongly oppose and equally reserve the right to retaliate.

A Chinese government spokesman condemned Britain's move, saying they could not keep their promises about Hong Kong. The spokesman also warned of "serious consequences" on the issue. On Wednesday, police also arrested hundreds of protesters after the so-called new security law in Hong Kong administered by China went into effect.

Some were also arrested for raising flags and displaying separatist symbols. In the last one year there have been large-scale demonstrations for freedom and democracy in Hong Kong. Britain's Foreign Minister Dominic Rabb has promised that the United Kingdom will grant citizenship to 3 million people in Hong Kong who are entitled to a British national foreign passport.

Minister Simon Clarke in the British Government said that we support the people of Hong Kong. He said that freedom is very valuable and when we left Hong Kong we promised him that whatever is in our capacity, we will do everything to fulfill that promise. Hong Kong was under British rule until 1997.

23 years ago, Britain promised China that judicial and legislative autonomy would continue in the city. Critics say that China is now breaking this promise. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said that his country is considering giving visas to people living in Hong Kong who are in danger there. Soon after, the Chinese Foreign Ministry issued a statement asking Australia not to interfere in China's internal affairs.

Meanwhile, Taiwan has asked its citizens to refrain from visiting Hong Kong if it is not necessary. Officials at Taiwan's temporary consulate in Hong Kong say 180 Hong Kong residents have asked what their legal status is in Taiwan on the first day of the new security law coming into force.

The new law was enacted on Wednesday, the same day China was arrested on the charge of assaulting a police officer with a knife, a man who was peaceful during protests during the Hong Kong surrender anniversary.

According to British media reports, the Chinese ambassador has been summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs after the Chinese Embassy statement came to light. China says that Britain should not interfere in our internal affairs. Britain has also insisted on strengthening China's ties after leaving the European Union in January this year.

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