As China approves Hong Kong law, Britain tries to make amends for its colonial past

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is shown live on an outdoor electronic display in Hong Kong, on May 28, 2020. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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LONDON - China has responded angrily to British criticism of its proposed Hong Kong security law, and threatened unspecified "countermeasures" after the government in London announced its decision on Thursday (May 28) to offer what it referred to as a "path to citizenship" to many of the citizens of the former British colony.

About three million Hong Kong residents - almost half the former colony's entire population - will soon have the theoretic right to go to Britain.

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