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
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

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
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
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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