Boris Johnson condemns China over new Hong Kong security law

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Boris Johnson says the UK will open a pathway to British citizenship for around three million Hong Kong British National (Overseas) passport holders as a result of China's new security law.

His statement came after Hong Kong police made their first arrests under the law, including one person said to have displayed a sign with the Union Jack and calling for Hong Kong’s independence.

Taking effect on Tuesday night, the law makes activities deemed subversive or secessionist punishable by imprisonment. It is seen as targeting anti-government demonstrations that have roiled the territory for months.

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