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Hong Kong: Which citizens can now apply to live in the UK - and how they can do it

1 month ago   |   By Wessexfm

The UK government has offered a route to British citizenship for nearly three million people living in Hong Kong following the imposition of controversial new security laws by China.
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How China killed Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement in less than a year, while the rest of the world were too weak to help

How China killed Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement in less than a year, while the rest of the world were too weak to help

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

On Tuesday, China passed a new national-security law for Hong Kong, giving it sweeping powers to punish dissent as it sees fit.
It ostensibly brings an end to a year of protests that began in March 2019 over an extradition bill, and morphed into demonstrations against the security law in May 2020.
The US threatened sanctions and tariffs if China didn't roll back its security law, and the UK and EU condemned Beijing.
But China simply didn't care, and - just as it has done with other human-rights concerns - pressed ahead with its own agenda with little regard for international...
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Make no mistake - this new security law turns Hong Kong into a Chinese police state

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

My wife asked me not to do this piece as even writing about the city and Beijing is now a high-risk activity
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Police use water cannon during protests over Hong Kong's new security laws - video report

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Hong Kong police have arrested more than 300 protesters on the first day of life under the controversial national security laws imposed by Beijing , as China confirmed that some suspects could be extradited to the mainland under the new rules. Police were said to have used water cannon and pepper spray on activists and journalists during the demonstrations. Earlier, the city's leader, Carrie Lam, had told a ceremony marking the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China that the security laws were ‘the most important development in relations between central - HKSAR since Britain...
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Hong Kong police are arresting people who defied authorities to protest after China imposed a sweeping new national security law

Hong Kong police are arresting people who defied authorities to protest after China imposed a sweeping new national security law

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Hong Kong police have arrested at least 180 protesters on the first day China's new national security law was enacted.
Protesters were faced with riot police, water cannon and pepper spray.
At least seven of the protesters were arrested for being in violation of the new law, the police tweeted. They were displaying pro-independence materials.
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Hong Kong police have arrested more than 180 people participating in protests on the first day China's sweeping new national security law came into force.
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