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UK will fulfill promise to HK regardless of China's response - PM

The United Kingdom government will not back out on the promise it made to people from Hong Kong regardless of China's response, spokesman of Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday.

The promise entails a possibility for Hong Kong citizens with British National Overseas passports to get British citizenship by first being allowed a five-year permit, after which they would be eligible for a full citizenship application.

The UK decided to offer the new route to citizenship after China adopted a new Hong Kong national security law, which the UK sees as a way to restrict the region's autonomy.

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