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Thousands leave Hong Kong for UK due to China's national security law

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Hong Kong, Aug 9 (EFE/EPA).- Thousands of Hong Kong residents are taking up the United Kingdom’s offer of safe haven and a path to British citizenship rolled out in response to Beijing's crackdown on the former British colony and the introduction of a national security law that curtails freedom of speech. The British government expects roughly 300,000 to take up the offer over the next five years. The National Security Law that Beijing imposed on the semi-autonomous Chinese city of Hong Kong this time last year silenced the protests that erupted in 2019 but also led to mass arrests, the marginalization of the political opposition and prompted many citizens to consider emigrating. (Camera: JEROME FAVRE). SHOT LIST: PEOPLE LINE UP TO CHECK IN FOR A LONDON-BOUND FLIGHT AT BRITISH AIRWAYS COUNTERS IN HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN HONG KONG.

Added on the 09/08/2021 14:00:00 - Copyright : EFE Inglés

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