At the foreign ministry’s regular press conference on January 29, a reporter asked that the British government announced that the adjusted BNO passport and visa policy would come into effect from January 31. What’s China’s comment on this?
In response, spokesman Zhao Lijian said that the British side, regardless of the fact that Hong Kong has been returned to China for 24 years and China’s solemn position, openly violated its commitment and insisted on the so-called “tailor-made” policy; The policy of Hong Kong residents with British National (Overseas) (BNO) status and Naturalization of Hong Kong has been extended repeatedly, trying to turn a large number of Hong Kong people into second-class British citizens, which has completely changed the BNO nature of the original Sino British understanding.
Britain’s so-called BNO is no longer the original BNO, which seriously infringes China’s sovereignty, grossly interferes in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs, and seriously violates international law and the basic norms of international relations. China is strongly indignant and firmly opposed to this.
&”Since January 31, China no longer recognizes the so-called BNO passport as a travel document and proof of identity, and reserves the right to take further measures. &”Zhao Li insisted.