The Telegraph reports:
Boris Johnson is ready to open the door to nearly three million Hong Kong citizens if China imposes a new security law that critics say would rob the territory of its autonomy.
The Prime Minister, writing in The Times, 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, which represents a dramatic escalation in the stand-off between the UK and China, would put Hongkongers “on the route to citizenship”, said the Conservative Party leader.
Breaking News: Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to admit nearly 3 million people into Britain from Hong Kong if China were to impose a new security law there. https://t.co/khMKiTcz49
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