As of February, almost 350,000 Hong Kong residents held BNO passports, although the UK Government estimated that there are 2.9 million people in the city of 7.5 million who are eligible for the passport.
On Thursday, China's parliament passed a resolution to introduce a national security law to crack down on what Beijing views as subversive activity in Hong Kong, antagonizing pro-democracy protesters in the territory and much of the global community.
Almost 2.93 million Hong Kong residents have signed a petition in support of the national security legislation for Hong Kong during an eight-day campaign.
Mr. Trump said Friday that the decision to stop treating Hong Kong as semi autonomous from Beijing would affect issues such as extradition arrangements, trade in certain high-technology products, and advice to USA travelers, but he stopped short of announcing specific actions. "The Chinese Communist Party's breach of its treaty obligations under the Sino-British Joint Declaration isn't just a problem for the people of Hong Kong".
The signatures were collected by pro-Beijing groups and employees of Chinese companies in Hong Kong, government broadcaster RTHK reported.
Hong Kong's business community, backed by some of its famous billionaires, is upbeat on the benefits of a national security law for the city, according to an industry survey, while expressing concerns about foreign sanctions on their operations.
Sino-U.S. tensions have been intensifying recently over the origins of the virus, first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late a year ago, and several other issues including trade, the WHO, Hong Kong and state-of-the-art telecommunications technology.
Mr Raab said the new security legislation "very clearly violates" the autonomy that is guaranteed under Chinese law as well as that in the 1997 agreement.
Investors said sentiment soured after Bloomberg News reported Monday that China has ordered companies to temporarily halt imports of some US farm goods including soybeans.
China's parliament, the National People's Congress, passed the plan in a vote last Thursday - details of the legislation will be drafted and could be enacted by August.
For nearly a year, Hong Kong has been embroiled in unprecedented anti-Government demonstrations which have advocated for the continued protection of the city's freedoms, as well as universal suffrage.
Major officials of the HKSAR government have also joined the campaign.
"US House [of Representatives] Speaker Nancy Pelosi once called the violent protests in Hong Kong "a lovely sight to behold"..."
It would be the first time in 30 years that the candlelight vigil, which draws a huge crowd to an outdoor space, is not held in Hong Kong.
Starry Lee, a member of the HKSAR Legislative Council, said that over the past year Hong Kong has seen a large amount of illegal activities that undermined "one country, two systems" and challenged national sovereignty, which necessitates national security legislation.
"If I had a choice, I'd rather work and live in Hong Kong".
Almost 1.84 million signatures have been collected at the street stands and another 1.09 million people have signed the petition online.
Drive-in movie theatres and batting cages will be reopen effective Sunday with physical distancing measures in effect. Seven hundred and one patients are now hospitalized with the virus, 118 in ICU and 90 that are on a ventilator.
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Morehouse student, Messiah Young, suffered from an epileptic seizure and was released from the precinct sometime Sunday morning. Two Atlanta police officers were fired Sunday for their conduct at a protest Saturday, the city's mayor and police chief said.
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However, Blasio also said that it was "inappropriate for protesters to surround a police vehicle and threaten police officers". Protesters smashed the windows on police vehicles, sprayed them with paint and set another police vehicle on fire.
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