China may block Hongkongers from moving to UK, admits Dominic Raab

China may block Hongkongers from moving to UK, admits Dominic RaabJuly 2, 2020

Foreign secretary says Britain can do little to ‘coercively force’ China to let citizens leave

Britain could do little to “coercively force” China if it tries to block Hongkongers from coming to the UK to take up a government visa pledge, the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has admitted.

Boris Johnson has said he will honour a promise to offer nearly 3 million residents of the former British colony the right to settle in the UK and ultimately apply for citizenship after Beijing imposed a controversial new national security law.

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