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UK will not walk away from people of HK - Johnson

The United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that Britain will not "walk away" from the people of Hong Kong should China pass the national security law that London claims is not in accordance with the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration.

"Hong Kong succeeds because its people are free," he wrote in The Times magazine. "If China proceeds to justify their fears, then Britain could not in good conscience shrug our shoulders and walk away; instead we will honor our obligations and provide an alternative."

Johnson added that, in that case, the UK will have "no choice" but to provide the people of Hong Kong a route to the British National Overseas (BNO) passports, as previously stated by Home Office Secretary Priti Patel.

Breaking the News / JR