2020-07-03

Australia also learns the British brush existence? Morrison claims to provide Hong Kong people with a”safe harbor visa”

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After the United Kingdom, another member of the”Five Eyes Alliance” Australia came to brush a sense of presence. According to the Australian “Sydney Herald Morning News” on the 2nd, the country’s Prime Minister Morrison announced that he would provide “safe haven visa” for Hong Kong people. Previously, British Prime Minister Johnson announced that he would provide naturalization channels to 3 million Hong Kong people who are eligible to apply for a British National (Overseas) Passport (BNO), but he was questioned by Hong Kong media:The United Kingdom is only showing a political stance, which is hard to come by.

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According to reports, Morrison claimed that the development of the situation in (Hong Kong) was”very worrying”, Australia’s position and the United Kingdom , The United States, Canada and other like-minded countries agree.

He said that he is”very actively” considering the proposal to support Hong Kong people who are worried about the way forward, and the cabinet will soon consider providing similar (provided by the United Kingdom) opportunities.

The report also mentioned that the Australian government had been careful before and did not want to cause trouble on this issue.

On the day before Morrison’s statement, British Prime Minister Johnson announced on July 1 that he would provide naturalization channels to 3 million Hong Kong people who are eligible to apply for a British National (Overseas) Passport (BNO). However, many public opinion have questioned this. A comment published in the”Bus Daily” said that it is very doubtful about the UK’s plan to relax the BNO holders’ application for residency. The comment says that first, the British are not so generous in nature. Second, the British are extremely resistant to new immigrants. Hong Kong’s”Sing Tao Daily” commented that the United Kingdom was only showing a political stance, and it was hard to come by.

Regarding the British side’s claim that it will provide Hong Kong residents with a British Overseas Citizen Passport (BNO) with more residency rights, an embassy spokesperson stated on the website of the Chinese Embassy in the UK on July 2 , The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China clearly stated in the”Interpretation on Several Issues Implemented in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” that all Chinese compatriots in Hong Kong, regardless of whether they hold a”British Dependent Citizen Passport” or”British National (Overseas) Passport” Are all Chinese citizens.

The spokesperson also said that if the British side insists on unilaterally changing the relevant practices, it will not only violate its own position and commitment, but also violate the basic principles of international law and international relations. We firmly oppose this and reserve the right to take corresponding measures. The Chinese side urges the British side to treat the Hong Kong SAR’s national security legislation objectively and impartially, respect China’s position and concerns, and not interfere in Hong Kong affairs in any way.

At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the previous day (July 1), Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian reiterated that in response to questions from foreign media reporters, the issue of Hong Kong’s national security legislation is purely China’s internal affairs. Foreign countries have no right to interfere. The Chinese government’s determination to safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests is unswerving, its determination to implement the principle of”one country, two systems,” and its determination to oppose any external forces’ interference in Hong Kong affairs is unswerving.

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Johnson will provide these Hong Kong people with naturalization channels. What do they want to do to Hong Kong? Hong Kong media pointed out the key points

Johnson declared that it would provide naturalization channels to 3 million Hong Kong people who are eligible to apply for a British National (Overseas) passport (BNO). Hong Kong media:The UK is just showing a kind of politics Gestures are hard to come by.

After the implementation of the Hong Kong National Security Act, the British Prime Minister Johnson announced on July 1 that it will provide naturalization channels to 3 million Hong Kong people who are eligible to apply for a British National (Overseas) Passport (BNO). However, the majority of public opinion believes that the British measures are”lip service but not real.”

According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the British Prime Minister Johnson said on July 1 that Beijing’s implementation of Hong Kong’s national security laws violated the”Sino-British Joint Statement”,”If China continues this route, we will give BNO People have a new way to live and work in the UK and apply to become citizens.” British Foreign Secretary Rab further explained in detail that BNO holders and family members can stay in the UK for 5 years, during which they can work and study; after 5 years, the person concerned can apply for “residence status” and stay for another year. Formally apply to become a citizen, and the number of applicants is”unlimited”. He claimed that the British side will keep its promises to Hong Kong people and will also honor its promises to BNO holders. It is reported that about 350,000 Hong Kong people currently have BNO passports. =

The British”Daily Mail” stated that the number of British National (overseas) passport holders in Hong Kong reached 350,000, and another 2.5 million were eligible to apply. Some netizens commented that whether the British government has consulted the people of this country on how to view attracting more people into the UK,”our island is sinking”. Another netizen analyzed that many people who really want to leave Hong Kong are generally between 15 and 30 years old, but they are not eligible for a British national (overseas) passport.

The Hong Kong opposition welcomes this, saying that it is a good thing for the United Kingdom to expand the rights of BNO holders, but it is most hoped that the United Kingdom will give all BNO holders the right of abode directly. However, many public opinion have questioned. A comment published in the”Bus News” previously said that it is very doubtful about the UK’s plan to relax the BNO holders’ application for the right of abode.

First, the British are not so generous in nature. When China and Britain negotiated on the future of Hong Kong, many people in Hong Kong wanted to immigrate to the United Kingdom. As a result, the United Kingdom immediately amended the Nationality Law to close the door, so that British dependent citizens of Hong Kong would not have the right to settle in the United Kingdom. The British dependent citizen’s passport was changed to a British national (overseas) passport. This is the origin of BNO.”The word”overseas” is added to clearly state that the passport holder does not have the right of abode in the UK.”

Second, the British are extremely resistant to new immigrants. One of the main drivers of Brexit is that British people feel that joining the European Union has caused a large number of Europeans to work in the UK and have robbed them of their jobs. The article bluntly said that although the United Kingdom talks about the smallpox, it is believed that only a handful of people will have the right of abode at the time of implementation, and it is a matter of a few years later. It is unclear whether the Conservative Party will be in power at that time.

Hong Kong’s”Sing Tao Daily” commented that the United Kingdom is only showing a political stance, which is hard to come by. The British measure is not to grant permanent residency. If you can’t find a job after a year, you have to return to Hong Kong obediently; even if everything goes well, you still need to stay in the UK for five or six years to get the residency.”How many people do you have? Can it really benefit? As for those radical Hong Kong youths who lack education and professionalism, it is even harder to get the favor of the British Empire.” The article said that the current unemployment rate in the UK is very high, especially the xenophobia rising under the Brexit wave.”There are many uncertainties in this purely political operation policy, which can be changed at any time due to public pressure, but it is just a mirror of politicians playing tricks. It’s just a moon in the water.” A few days ago, Hong Kong people went to the British Consulate to protest the British intervention in Hong Kong affairs, and tore the BNO passport on the spot.

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The British side said it would provide more residency rights to Hong Kong residents holding British overseas citizen passports, and the Chinese Embassy in the UK responded by pointing out the key facts

Reporter asked:The British side said it would provide more residency rights to Hong Kong residents who hold a British Overseas Citizens Passport (BNO). What is China’s comment?

Embassy spokesperson:Regarding the issue of British National (Overseas) passports, the British exchanged memorandums with China and made a clear commitment not to grant Hong Kong Chinese citizens holding British National (Overseas) passports Right of abode in the UK. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China clearly stated in the”Interpretation on Several Issues in the Implementation of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” that all Chinese compatriots in Hong Kong, regardless of whether they hold a”British Dependent Citizen Passport” or”British National (Overseas) Passport”, All are Chinese citizens.

If the British side insists on unilaterally changing the relevant practices, it not only violates its own position and commitment, but also violates the basic principles of international law and international relations. We firmly oppose this and reserve the right to take corresponding measures. The Chinese side urges the British side to treat the Hong Kong SAR’s national security legislation objectively and impartially, respect China’s position and concerns, and not interfere in Hong Kong affairs in any way.

Source:Beiwan New Vision Comprehensive Global Network Global Times

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