Many of those fleeing city are believed to be connected to last year’s anti-government protests, dividing opinion as to whether they are political refugees or just criminals on the run. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Many of those fleeing city are believed to be connected to last year’s anti-government protests, dividing opinion as to whether they are political refugees or just criminals on the run. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

More Hongkongers seeking asylum overseas, with Australia, Canada their main destinations

  • Many who fled to other countries believed linked to last year’s anti-government protests
  • Scholars split on whether the applicants are criminals fearing jail or simply residents who have lost hope

Many of those fleeing city are believed to be connected to last year’s anti-government protests, dividing opinion as to whether they are political refugees or just criminals on the run. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Many of those fleeing city are believed to be connected to last year’s anti-government protests, dividing opinion as to whether they are political refugees or just criminals on the run. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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