Boris Johnson has said he will have 'no choice' but to offer the people of Hong Kong citizenship if China erodes human rights in the former British colony.
The Prime Minister said last night that a proposed new national security law in Hong Kong would 'dramatically erode its autonomy' and breach the terms of its treaty with the UK.
Mr Johnson said he would 'willingly' bring in one of the 'biggest changes in our visa system in British history' as an 'alternative' to Chinese repression.
Beijing's push to impose its will in the former British colony has stoked worry about its future.
It has prompted Britain to offer refuge to almost three million Hong Kong residents eligible for a British National Overseas passport.
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