U.S. will offer Hong Kong residents “safe haven” for 18 months amid China Crackdown

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Thursday that the U.S. will offer Hong Kongers “safe haven” for 18 months from forced departure from the United States if they fear returning to the city.

He says the step is a response to China’s “sweeping National Security Law” which has “fundamentally altered the bedrock of Hong Kong’s institutions”.

Police in Hong Kong are now arresting people for booing the Chinese national anthem.

In January the British gave holders of British National (Overseas) passports the option to resettle in the UK and apply for citizenship. A Home Office fact sheet reckons that there are 2.9 million BN(O) holders in the Hong Kong, with a further 2.3 million eligible dependents. 

No title

Read More

BBC News

US to allow visitors from Hong Kong to stay for 18 months

China reacts angrily to the announcement, which allows thousands to stay in the US for 18 months.

Read More

The Eastern Herald

US action on Hong Kong angers China – The Eastern Herald

US President Joe Biden issued his decision Thursday to provide temporary asylum to Hong Kong citizens who face the “erosion of their rights and freedoms” – Report on The Eastern Herald

Read More