Protesters outside the US consulate in Hong Kong in 2019. Photo: Dickson Lee Protesters outside the US consulate in Hong Kong in 2019. Photo: Dickson Lee
Protesters outside the US consulate in Hong Kong in 2019. Photo: Dickson Lee

US offers temporary ‘safe haven’ for Hongkongers in response to crackdown on opposition

  • Hong Kong residents already in the US will be granted the right to stay and work for 18 months, and restrictions on student visa holders may also be suspended
  • White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the decision shows Joe Biden’s support for the city’s people ‘in the face of ongoing repression’

Topic |   US-China relations
Protesters outside the US consulate in Hong Kong in 2019. Photo: Dickson Lee Protesters outside the US consulate in Hong Kong in 2019. Photo: Dickson Lee
Protesters outside the US consulate in Hong Kong in 2019. Photo: Dickson Lee
READ FULL ARTICLE