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UK turns on China over Hong Kong, Huawei and coronavirus

Boris Johnson's route-to-citizenship offer risks end of golden era of ties

LONDON -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week wrote that the U.K. would give around 3 million eligible Hong Kong residents a potential "route to citizenship" should China impose a national security law on the former British colony.

Citing fears the law will erode the "one country, two systems" principle that provides Hong Kongers with more freedoms than mainland citizens, Johnson made the pledge in op-eds for the South China Morning Post and The Times.

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