China has reacted strongly to the British government's offer to allow all Hong Kong citizens with a British passport (overseas) to enter and live in the UK and provide British citizenship. China alleges that the offer violated the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration over the continued Chinese sovereignty of Hong Kong.
According to the Conversation website published on June 2, 2020, the Foreign Minister's offer, Dominic Raab, followed the approval of the Chinese People's Parliament to pass a national security law. For Hong Kong.
China's action on Hong Kong has come under fire from Western democracies, including the United States, which has announced it will begin withdrawing Hong Kong's trade favors as the city ceases to be autonomous from China.
According to latest estimates from the local bureau, there are nearly 350,000 Hong Kong nationals who hold British national passports, or BN (O), given to all people born in Hong Kong before it. Was handed over from the United Kingdom to China. Since 1997, BN (O) passport holders have been in the UK for six months. Dominic Raab's offer will give them the right to work and study in the UK for 12 months, which can be expanded and provides a 'path to future citizenship'. Update: October