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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remark on BN(O) Passport
2020/10/24
Bloomberg: The British Consulate in Hong Kong said that immigration route for BNO citizens will be open for applications from the 31st of January, 2021. My question is about what actions China could consider to prevent people from leaving Hong Kong or any other actions you may take in retaliation to this move to grant BNO citizens a path to citizenship of the UK?

Zhao Lijian: China has already stated its solemn position on relevant issues repeatedly. The UK has been obstinately hyping up the BN(O) passport issue, openly breaching its commitment and blatantly interfering in Hong Kong affairs, which are China's internal affairs. This will only end up harming its own interests.

As the British side broke its commitment first, the Chinese side will consider withdrawing recognition of the BN(O) passport as valid travel documents and reserves the right to take further actions.

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