Chen Wen, Minister and First Staff Member of Chinese Embassy in London has threatened the UK that there will be “serious consequences” if the Prime Minister allows Hong Kongers to relocate to the UK.
Earlier this week Boris Johnson said writing in The Times newspaper, that if Beijing imposes the new Chinese imposed security laws over Hong Kong, then the UK will offer 3m citizens British residency.
Wen warned the BBC World at One there will be a hefty price to pay, she said, “We believe Hong Kong people who were born in Hong Kong are Chinese nationals.
“There will be consequences, that’s for sure.”
She denied it was a threat, but said the UK’s plan is a real threat as Hong Kong people are “Chinese nationals.”
Wen said, “I’m not threatening anything.
“I’m just saying this is not the correct decision, and it will be damaging to Hong Kong’s stability.
“It will be damaging to the UK’s own image of abiding by its own commitments.
“It will be damaging to the entire relationship.”
Earlier this week, Britain was told, they have no jurisdiction or supervision over Hong Kong, said China’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.
He further said that any threat to the city’s stability and prosperity comes from foreign forces, meaning the UK.
The spokesman insisted that all decision over national security and decisions in Hong Kong are China’s affairs and that the UK’s connection stems from “aggressive colonisation and unequal treaties.”
He said, “The UK’s irresponsible remarks and accusations have grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs including Hong Kong affairs.
“We advise the UK side to step back from the brink.
“The UK said the legislation is authoritarian, but this word is the exact characterisation of the UK’s former rule over Hong Kong.”