Dominic Raab urges China to ‘step back from the brink' on Hong Kong

Posted On: Jun 2, 2020   |   Posted By: Politico

Dominic Raab urges China to ‘step back from the brink' on Hong Kong

LONDON - The U.K. wants to rally as many countries as possible to condemn China's threat to Hong Kong's autonomy, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Tuesday, as he urged Beijing to "step back from the brink" and reverse plans to impose national security legislation.
The U.K. had "historic responsibility" and a "duty" toward Hong Kong's people, Raab said, repeating London's pledge to extend visa rights to British National Overseas passport holders if China goes ahead with the new legislation.
He insisted London had been "at the vanguard" of the international response and that China should expect further action if it moved ahead with the law.
“There is time for China to reconsider," he said. "There is a moment for China to step back from the brink and respect Hong Kong's autonomy and respect China's own international obligations.”
However, if China's new law - which Raab said he expected to be published in full "shortly" - moves forward, Raab said the U.K. would "consider what further response we make working...

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