Boris Johnson unveiled firm plans for the UK to take in up to three million Hong Kong residents today as he blasted China over a draconian new clampdown on opposition. The Prime Minister hit out after the introduction of a landmark new security law giving the communist state sweeping powers to punish dissent in the former British territory. He said that the legislation – which sparked a new wave of protests today – was a a ’clear and serious violation’ of the joint declaration between the UK and China over Hong Kong’s future. And he said that the UK would open its doors to those living there to come to Britain to escape the clampdown by the totalitarian regime. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions today Mr Johnson said: ‘The enactment an imposition of this national security law constitutes a clear and serious breach of the Sino-British joint declaration. ‘It violates Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and is in direct conflicts with Hong Kong’s basic laws. The law also threatens freedoms and rights protected by the joint declaration. ‘We made clear that if China continued down this path we would introduce a new route for those with ”British National Overseas” status to enter the… Read full this story
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