Xi addressed the protests obliquely, saying that in the years since Hong Kong returned to China "We've met some new situations, new issues and new challenges. On these issues, they need to be regarded correctly and analyzed rationally." He said that Hong Kong had maintained "social stability" in the face of calls for independence. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong and China: How Beijing Benefits From the Former British Colony 20 Years On
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The PLA has maintained a garrison in Hong Kong since the former British colony was returned to China in 1997, but its troops generally keep a low profile and are rarely seen in uniform in public. Pictured, PLA soldiers perform change of guards in Hong Kong's Central on April 30 … [Read more...] about Chinese army issues chilling warning to Hong Kong protesters as it says it’s ready to ‘smash’ any demonstrations against new national security law
Additionally, though the BNO gives the passport holder the right to visit the UK for up to a year potentially, it's not clear what other benefits the extension might bring, or if the UK would make it any easier administratively for those already in the country to apply for work or study. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong: What is the BNO and what does the UK move mean?
China's new law: Why is Hong Kong worried? How is Hong Kong run? Mr Raab's statement came after the UK, US, Australia and Canada issued joint condemnation of Beijing's plan, saying imposing the security law would undermine the "one country, two systems" framework agreed before Hong Kong was handed over from British to Chinese rule in 1997. … [Read more...] about UK could offer ‘path to citizenship’ for Hong Kong’s British passport holders
On Thursday Raab announced that he would “set in train” arrangements enabling passport holders to come to the UK for longer than the current six-month period and apply for extendable periods of 12 months to work and study – providing a “pathway to citizenship”. … [Read more...] about Three million Hong Kong residents ‘eligible’ for UK citizenship