British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has always been positioned not too softly for China. In response to the National People’s Congress’s draft decision on the establishment of the National Security Law in Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong‘s National Security Act is imperative. BBC UK jouralist said that during the visit, the Foreign Secretary warned that if China does not suspend the implementation of the National Security Law in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom will grant more than 300,000 BNO holders greater visa authority.
A BBC journalist said, that when the reporter visited in Tai Wai, Hong Kong. Dominic Raab said that currently BN(O) holders can stay in the UK for 6 months. If China continues to decide to pursue the National Security Law in Hong Kong, these BN(O) holders will be allowed Stay in the UK for 12 months, during which you can study or work, and this 12-month period is more likely to be extended, and is more likely to be extended to obtain citizenship.
Of course, the relevant measures have not been formally announced and implemented, and there are no details. It is only a verbal warning from the Secretary of UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Moreover, officials from the establishment faction and Hong Kong, China, said that they had estimated that sanctions would be imposed early in the morning. They were not worried or afraid, and they also pointed out that the central government had a comprehensive plan.
This is welcome news from @DominicRaab (@foreignoffice).— Bob Seely MP (@IoWBobSeely) May 28, 2020
It's a good start, but more is needed, such as (1) the right-to-work in the UK and (2) fast-track to UK citizenship. #DoTheRightThing
We need a review of our entire relationship with China. https://t.co/y2wegRct91
China's proposed national security law for Hong Kong is in direct conflict with its obligations under the Joint Declaration. If enacted, this law would violate Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms. UK and 🇺🇸🇦🇺🇨🇦 are deeply concerned.— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) May 28, 2020
However, without changing the status of BN(O) holders entering the UK, no matter how long the renewal is, it will not be regarded as legal settlement in the UK. BN(O) holders cannot obtain permanent residence through the 5-year legal settlement, and then register as a British Citizen.