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US offers a safe haven for Hong Kongers fleeing China

Tan KW
Publish date: Sat, 28 Jan 2023, 12:13 PM
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President Joe Biden ordered a two-year extension of a programme allowing Hong Kong residents in the United States - many of whom fled Chinese rule - to stay beyond the expiry of their visas.

The extension, just days before the programme was due to run out, was likely to add to tensions between Beijing and Washington, already high over Taiwan, trade disputes, and Chinese backing for Russia.

Biden said the United States is “offering safe haven for Hong Kong residents who have been deprived of their guaranteed freedoms in Hong Kong”.

This “furthers United States interests in the region”, he said.

“The United States supports the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the residents of Hong Kong. The People’s Republic of China has continued to erode those rights and freedoms,” Biden said.

 - AFP

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OnTime

just give them green cards already, stop pusyfoot around

2023-01-28 13:23

StartOfTheBull

If Hong Kong residents think US is better than China for the reason of "freedom", must reconsider.
https://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news/section/50021565/249284/Suicide-shows-torment-of-HK-migrants-in-UK

2023-01-28 13:32

stockraider

Actually it is better for china to let these disloyal citizen go mah!

USA will be a good place for them loh!

2023-01-29 12:13

speakup

USA sound good in theory only
once they reach US soil, they will face the American public's anti-chinese sentiment

2023-01-29 12:19

stockraider

Correctloh....the hongkongers will be disappointed loh!

What is the use of the so called freedom....if there are no safety environment & good economic prospect for them to make money n become rich leh ?!

2023-01-29 12:22

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