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Blue British National Overseas passports (BNO) and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China passports are displayed

Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers have applied for special new UK visas


Under Britain’s BNO visa program, people fleeing from oppression in Hong Kong are trying to make the most of their new lives in the UK. And though they are looking forward to more freedom of expression, some of them are finding it difficult for their families to settle in and adjust.

Attendees wave Chinese flags during a ceremony at Tiananmen Square to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Chinese Communist Party in Beijing

Chinese Communist Party 100 years: Xi warns China won’t be bullied

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A line of people are shown waiting to purchase the last print edition of the Hong Kong newspaper, Apple Daily.

Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy paper sells out final edition

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Three security officers are shown wearing black vests noting their police affiliation and holding Ryan Law by his handcuffed hands.

Police in Hong Kong arrest newspaper editors under security law

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In Hong Kong, lighting a candle for Tiananmen victims is now a crime

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Hong Kong’s Tiananmen museum shuts down amid investigation

The Hong Kong museum commemorating China’s deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests closed Wednesday three days after opening as the ruling Communist Party tries to stamp out the last traces of public discussion of the event.

Six people wearing medical masks stand and shout slogans.

Mass arrests of opposition lawmakers in Hong Kong; Sudan and US sign historic ‘Abraham Accords’; All eyes on Georgia Senate runoffs

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Early morning arrests in Hong Kong were the most sweeping crackdown on Hong Kong’s democracy movement since the controversial national security law was imposed by Beijing last June.

Three Asian men with short, dark hair wear face masks, the man in the middle wears glasses.

‘We will stand firm’ in fight for democracy in Hong Kong, former party chair says

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Wu Chi-wai, chairman of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party, resigned Wednesday after the Hong Kong government disqualified four fellow party members. He believes Beijing’s latest crackdown marks the end of the “one country, two systems” model for Hong Kong.

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai is shown with his arms tied behind his back and being escorted by four other men all wearing face masks.

Hong Kong newspaper raided, tycoon detained under new law


Hong Kong authorities broadened their enforcement of a new national security law on Monday, arresting media tycoon Jimmy Lai, searching the headquarters of his Next Digital group and carting away boxes of what they said was evidence.

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The problem with offers of citizenship to those fleeing Hong Kong

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Physicist Yangyang Cheng was born in mainland China and took advantage of a visa program a decade ago to come to the United States to study. She says she’s troubled by the language politicians and governments are using to promote resettlement policies for Hong Kong residents.