Under the latest proposal announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday, BN(O)-eligible Hongkongers will be allowed to stay in Britain for five years and ultimately be eligible to apply for citizenship. Photo: Winson Wong Under the latest proposal announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday, BN(O)-eligible Hongkongers will be allowed to stay in Britain for five years and ultimately be eligible to apply for citizenship. Photo: Winson Wong
Under the latest proposal announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday, BN(O)-eligible Hongkongers will be allowed to stay in Britain for five years and ultimately be eligible to apply for citizenship. Photo: Winson Wong

Britain may offer citizenship to BN(O) Hongkongers but what happens if China refuses to recognise it?

  • If China does not accept dual citizenship or nationality, Hongkongers returning home may still be classed as Chinese citizens, says observer
  • Article 38 of the law covers offences by non-permanent residents of HK outside the city, so discussion of citizenship issues may be irrelevant: researcher

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Under the latest proposal announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday, BN(O)-eligible Hongkongers will be allowed to stay in Britain for five years and ultimately be eligible to apply for citizenship. Photo: Winson Wong Under the latest proposal announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday, BN(O)-eligible Hongkongers will be allowed to stay in Britain for five years and ultimately be eligible to apply for citizenship. Photo: Winson Wong
Under the latest proposal announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday, BN(O)-eligible Hongkongers will be allowed to stay in Britain for five years and ultimately be eligible to apply for citizenship. Photo: Winson Wong
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