BEIJING – Amid Western turmoil over China's parliament's passage of a controversial national security law in Hong Kong, China on Friday warned Britain not to grant residency for nationals. British Hong Kong.

"If the UK insists on a unilateral arrangement, it will not only violate its stance and promise," Foreign Ministry spokesman Zacha Li Jian said at a daily press briefing. No, but also international law and the basic principles of international relations.

"We strongly oppose and reserve the right to take the relevant measures," Zhao added.

Chinese Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said Thursday that China's proposed law for Hong Kong is in direct conflict with its obligations under the Sino-British Joint Declaration.

By Chhouk Bora