Hong Kong pro-independence activists Ray Wong (left), and Alan Li have been granted refugee status in Germany. Photo: Ray Wong

Mong Kok riot fugitives offered refugee protection in Germany a ‘damaging blow’ to Hong Kong’s reputation and likely to anger Beijing, analysts say

  • Advocates for Hong Kong independence, Ray Wong and Alan Li fled from Hong Kong in 2017 after riot that left 130 people injured
  • Pair were members of localist group Hong Kong Indigenous, whose spokesman Edward Leung was jailed for six years
Topic |   Mong Kok riot

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Hong Kong pro-independence activists Ray Wong (left), and Alan Li have been granted refugee status in Germany. Photo: Ray Wong
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Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.

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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.