The British Parliament debated the proposed amendments to the immigration legislation this week, including broadening the path for those who intend to travel to the UK and have the qualifications of the British National (Overseas) Passport (BNO).
The former leader of the British Conservative Party, Shi Zhian, and Conservative Party Member Christopher Clarence, and other MPs who have proposed the amendment, called for the passage of amendments to help young social activists in Hong Kong.
According to those advocates and parliamentarians, out of every 10 Hong Kong people who face charges for participating in demonstrations, more than 9 are too young to apply to go to the UK.
The data was released by the British civil organization "Hong Kong Watch" (Hong Kong Watch) on the 28th.
"Hong Kong Surveillance" stated that more than 10,000 people were arrested during or after the demonstration in 2019.
Data show that 93% of the over 1,000 people facing interrogation as of July 2021 are under the age of 25.
In addition, 49 people arrested for violating the "Minato National Security Law" were all under the age of 25.
In addition, it organized a recent interview with 24 Hong Kong people waiting for asylum application approval in the UK. Among them, half of them were found to have parents, and one of them had BNO qualifications.
The British "Guardian" quoted Iain Duncan Smith on the 28th as saying that many pro-democracy activists are at risk of being sued by the Chinese Communist Party and its representatives in Hong Kong. He urged the British government to think about how to help these people.
Damian Green, the British Conservative MP who proposed the amendment, said: "My (suggested) amendment will require simple rule changes to ensure that our immigration system provides lifelines to the young people most in need. If we don’t go. By rationalizing the policy, many people facing political prosecution will inevitably end up seeking asylum."
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"Hong Kong Monitor" uploaded a document on Twitter on the 10th, showing that 22 members of the British House of Commons had submitted amendments to the Nationality and Borders Bill.
They advocated relaxation of the BNO visa application qualifications, allowing Hong Kong people whose father or mother has a BNO to apply for a BNO visa and live in the UK.
Shi Zhian supports this revised proposal.