Britain mulls citizenship for more than 3m Hong Kong inhabitants
Topics: BRITAIN HONG KONG
Government officials said the move could impact about 3 million people who were born before 1997, when Hong Kong was a British colony, and classified as a “British National Oversees” (BNO).
“If China imposes this law, we will explore options to allow British Nationals Overseas to apply for leave to stay in the U.K., including a path to citizenship,” Home Secretary Priti Patel said in a statement. “We will continue to defend the rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong.” ■