UK vows to extend visa rights for Hong Kong citizens unless China drops security bill

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab expressed “deep concern” over the bill and said it “violates” Hong Kong’s autonomy.

Raab: ‘We are greatly troubled’ over Hong Kong – Sky News

The UK will extend visa rights to as many as 300,000 Hong Kong citizens unless China drops its controversial security bill.

In a joint statement with the USA, Canada and Australia, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab expressed “deep concern” over the proposed legislation that would allow China to set up intelligence bases in Hong Kong.

He promised to increase the amount of time Hong Kong British Nationals Overseas (BNO) passport holders can stay visa-free in the UK from six months to 12, with a possible “pathway” to becoming British citizens thereafter.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.