The photo has been used for illustrative purposes.
In a statement, the Home Office said holders of the British National Overseas passport and their immediate family members can move to the UK to work and study. The change to immigration rules was introduced after Beijing imposed a new, sweeping national security law on Hong Kong.
"Today’s announcement shows the UK is keeping its word: we will not look the other way on Hong Kong, and we will not duck our historic responsibilities to its people,” British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said.
Britain announced in early July it was extending residency rights for up to 3 million people eligible for the British National Overseas passport in Hong Kong, stressing that it would uphold its duty to the former British colony after the new law was imposed.
Eligible individuals from Hong Kong currently can come to the UK for six months without a visa. They will have the right to live and work in the country for five years. After that, they will be allowed to apply for settled status and then again for citizenship.
Those eligible can access the British job market at any skill level and without a salary threshold, but won’t have access to public funds.
The UK introduced a special, limited type of British nationality in the 1980s for people who were a "British dependent territories citizen by connection with Hong Kong.” The passports did not confer nationality or the automatic right to live and work in Britain, but entitled holders to consular assistance from U.K. diplomatic posts.
Britain handed over Hong Kong, its former colony, to Chinese rule in 1997 under a "One Country, Two Systems” framework that was supposed to guarantee the city a high degree of autonomy and Western-style civil liberties not seen on mainland China.
Thousands of demonstrators, many wearing hard hats and gas masks, marched through the industrial Kwun Tong area, where they were blocked by dozens of riot police with shields and batons outside a police station.
Out in numbers before the demonstration began, police intervened promptly when the rally turned into an impromptu march. Several units of police in riot gear were seen chasing protesters and several arrests were made.
A large group of mostly young protesters marched down the middle of Hennessey Road, a main shopping drag in the Causeway Bay area, as a rally was held in nearby Victoria Park.
Naif police returned Dhs1,200,000 to a company within hours after a gang of Asians stole the amount.The gangsters told the employees of the company that they were policemen, closed the door quickly, seized the money, phones, laptops and fled the place.
Louisiana State University (LSU) freshman Sa’Myah Smith fainted during President Joe Biden’s speech at the White House. The president started the speech, "Folks, we witnessed history… In this team, we saw hope, we saw pride and we saw purpose. It matters.”
The PTI leaders are Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad Umar, Azam Swati, Pervaiz Khattak, Ali Amin Gandapur, Farrukh Habib, Aun Abbas, Zartaj Gul and Ali Muhammad Khan. The diplomatic passport of Sheikh Rashid has also been suspended.