UK 'Hyping Up' Passport Issue to Meddle in Chinese Affairs, Beijing Says Amid Nat'l Security Law Row


Source: sputniknews.com

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The news comes after London said in early October it would take a "hard-headed" approach to the world's second-largest economy amid skyrocketing tensions over a new national security law. The United Kingdom was urged to reverse changes to London's visa regulations for British National Overseas (BNO) passport holders from Hong Kong, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday. Speaking to a Bloomberg reporter about countermeasures Beijing could consider against Britain, Chinese foreign spokesman Zhao Lijian said that mainland authorities had "already stated its solemn position on relevant issues repeatedly". "The UK has been obstinately hyping up the...