While China does not allow for dual nationality, Hong Kong does. … The Hong Kong immigration website says that Chinese nationals holding a second passport will not be entitled to consular protection from that country. But for some countries, it depends on which travel document one uses
The subsequently enacted British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997 gives them an entitlement to acquire full British citizenship by making an application to register for that status after 1 July 1997
‘This will backfire!’ China sends Boris chilling warning over Hong Kong plan
CHINA has warned Britain its interference in Hong Kong’s affairs will “definitely backfire” after London criticised plans for new national security law in the former colony.
China’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Britain had no jurisdiction or supervision over the city and that any threat to the city’s stability and prosperity comes from foreign forces. Mr Zhao insisted decisions on national security in Hong Kong were China’s affair and Britain’s connection to the territory stemmed from “aggressive colonisation and unequal treaties”.
Many people in Hong Kong fear their way of life, which China pledged to uphold, is under threat
He said: “The UK’s irresponsible remarks and accusations have grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs including Hong Kong affairs.
“We advise the UK side to step back from the brink.
“The UK said the legislation is authoritarian but this word is the exact characterisation of the UK’s former rule over Hong Kong.”
The threats from Beijing came as Boris Johnson announced he was ready to open the door to nearly three million Hong Kong citizens if a new security law was imposed.
Critics say the law would rob the territory of its autonomy and the Prime Minister has offered to make what he says would be one of the “biggest changes” in the history of the British visa system to allow 2.85 million Hong Kong citizens the chance of fully-fledged citizenship.
The move represents a dramatic escalation in the stand-off between the UK and China over Hong Kong.
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