Hong Kong protests: more than 180 arrested as security law comes in; UK opens pathway to citizenship

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the new security law in Hong Kong is a clear breach of China’s obligations.

He added that the UK will now create a new route for people in Hong Kong with a British National overseas passport to come to the UK and have a path to citizenship.

The British foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has accused China of a “clear and serious violation” of a treaty forged with the UK by imposing national security legislation on Hong Kong.

He said the UK would “honour” its commitment to citizens of the former British colony. The UK could extend the right for nearly 3 million Hong Kongers to come to the UK.

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