China crackdown sparks offers of asylum for Hong Kongers

China crackdown sparks offers of asylum for Hong Kongers

Western nations are moving to offer millions of Hong Kongers refuge after Beijing passed draconian security laws designed to choke the city's democracy movement – but many obstacles prevent a mass exodus. The United Kingdom is leading allies in offering nearly half the city's 7.5 million people a potential pathway ...

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Hong Kongers scrub social media history in face of security law

Hong Kongers scrub social media history in face of security law

Hong Kongers are scrubbing their social media accounts, deleting chat histories and mugging up on cyber privacy as China's newly imposed security law blankets the traditionally outspoken city in fear and self-censorship. China's authoritarian leaders enacted sweeping new powers on Tuesday – keeping the contents secret until the last minute ...

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HK counting losses after US tech export ban

HK counting losses after US tech export ban

When Washington threatened last month to revoke Hong Kong’s preferential trade and export treatment, Beijing chose to shrug off the warning. Chinese state media even went so far as to call the talk of sanctions by US President Donald Trump and State Secretary Mike Pompeo “mere bluster” and “more empty ...

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UK offers Hong Kongers immigration rights after new China law

UK offers Hong Kongers immigration rights after new China law

Britain on Wednesday extended Hong Kong residents immigration rights after calling China's new security law for Hong Kong a "serious" violation of the former UK territory's autonomy. The legislation has been widely denounced in the West since it was imposed on the former British colony on Tuesday. "We stand for ...

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Southern China’s wealthy to be granted new investment rights

Southern China’s wealthy to be granted new investment rights

(ATF) China plans to make it easier for wealthy residents in Hong Kong and the rest of southern China to invest either side of the border. Officials will initiate a pilot programme to facilitate cross-border purchase of wealth management products (WMP) by residents in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area ...

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Chinese e-commerce giant JD soars on HK debut

Chinese e-commerce giant JD soars on HK debut

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com soared nearly 6% on its Hong Kong debut on Thursday, after raising almost $4 billion in an initial public offering that was the world's second-biggest this year. The new debut comes as Chinese companies – especially those in tech – eschew Wall Street because of rising ...

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Fearful Hong Kongers rush to secure limited British passports

Fearful Hong Kongers rush to secure limited British passports

Shortly before Hong Kong was handed back to China, Simon Ng applied for a British National (Overseas) passport, a document he never thought he'd need. Now he is considering whether to use it to emigrate. China's plan to impose a sweeping national security law on the city in response to ...

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