Boris Johnson Offers 3 Million Hong Kong Citizens Refuge in the UK in Retaliation for China Imposing National-Security Law
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered 3 million Hong Kong citizens the right to live and work in the UK after China defied global opposition to impose a new national-security law on Hong Kong.
Johnson told the House of Commons on Wednesday that he would go ahead with the move after China imposed the law on the semiautonomous region on Tuesday.
The law — opposed by the UK, the European Union, and the US — is designed to curtail anti-government protests in the region. The police in Hong Kong said they arrested more than 300 protesters on Wednesday.
Johnson said the law breached the Sino-British Joint Declaration that the UK and China signed in 1984.
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