The ‘Hong Kong War’ between China and England started …

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In the 19th century, when #China lost the 1st Opium War against the United Kingdom, the islands and Hong Kong transferred to #England were leased to England in 1898 for 99 years. With the agreement signed by the leaders of the two countries in 1984, Britain agreed to hand over the island to China, provided that the people continue to be governed by their own government, legislature and free (capital) system. Since 1997, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, managed as “One country, two systems”, has been established.

But #China has not been able to guarantee that it will comply with this agreement, nor the UK left Hong Kong. When China tried to pass the law on extradition of criminals in Hong Kong, the public protested. You remember the pre-pandemic chaos. The Beijing government was unable to pass the law, but as I wrote earlier, it quietly passed and implemented the security law (prohibiting acts that threaten national security, etc.) with the pandemic. Britain shelved the extradition agreement with Hong Kong after this decision. Because if England extradited the criminal to Hong Kong, Hong Kong could send it to China. In this process, the London government did not neglect to make harsh criticism against Beijing due to China’s East Turkestan policy. But the real war had begun for Hong Kong long before. The UK announced that it will grant approximately 3 million Hong Kong citizens born before 1997 the right to work without a visa for 5 years and citizenship after this date. Being a British citizen, consider the passport value.

If it wasn’t enough, the UK removed the Chinese company Huawei from its 5G infrastructure. It was such a decision that it could delay the country’s transition to #5G for 3 years. Today, China has announced that the UK will not recognize British National Overseas (BNO) passports issued for Hong Kong residents. There is a great war in question and for some reason, it does not come to the fore much in the background. Although China, who made a statement to the UK, “Take your hand from HongKong”, describes Britain, which carries out silent policies in the 21st century, as the “little partner” of the United States, sometimes people ask; who is the real “little partner”?