Chinese Foreign Spokesman Chao Li-sien warned at a news conference on Thursday that London would have to bear the consequences of giving the green light to British citizens who are eligible for British citizenship.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a direct signal on Wednesday that London would begin the necessary process. Johnson noted that the National Security Act, enacted and enacted by the Chinese government, is a serious violation of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. The move could affect about three million people who already have the documents required for a UK debit code license.
Similar threats were made by the Chinese embassy in London: according to their report, this would violate the agreement between the two countries.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Thursday called on Canberra not to interfere in China’s internal affairs. A spokesman responded on Thursday that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison had said Australia was considering granting asylum to Hong Kong residents threatened by the new National Security Act.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Zhao Li-sien said: “Any attempt to undermine China’s sovereign, security and development interests has failed.” According to Hong Kong pro-democracy activists and some foreign governments, the National Security Act, which came into force on Tuesday, will take effect immediately, further weakening the city’s autonomy, which Beijing has guaranteed to the city with special administrative status since 1997. Special Administrative Region. China returned from British colonial rule. (M.D.I., Guardian)
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