The British government has announced that it will open the BNO endorsement service from the next day. The Chinese Embassy in the UK said today that China and the UK had exchanged Memoranda on the BNO passport issue, in which the UK explicitly promised not to grant the right of abode to Hong Kong Chinese citizens holding BNO passports in the UK. If the UK ignores China’s strong support, the British government will not give the right of abode to Hong Kong Chinese citizens holding BNO passports To oppose and negotiate again and again to provide a path for the relevant personnel to stay and naturalize in the UK will seriously violate their own commitments, seriously interfere in China’s internal affairs, and seriously violate the basic norms of international law and international relations. China has repeatedly expressed its solemn position and will make a strong response.
The embassy pointed out that Hong Kong has been returned to China. Hong Kong’s affairs are purely China’s internal affairs and should not be interfered by any foreign countries in any way. The Chinese government is unswervingly determined to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, to comprehensively and accurately implement the “one country, two systems” policy and to safeguard Hong Kong’s long-term prosperity and stability, and to implement the Hong Kong national security law China urges the British side to recognize the reality that Hong Kong has returned to China, immediately correct its own mistakes, and stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs in any way. Otherwise, it is bound to hit itself in the foot.