Observers say China is unlikely to respond to a new Canadian visa scheme for Hongkongers with the same force as it did to one by Britain. Photo: Shutterstock Observers say China is unlikely to respond to a new Canadian visa scheme for Hongkongers with the same force as it did to one by Britain. Photo: Shutterstock
Observers say China is unlikely to respond to a new Canadian visa scheme for Hongkongers with the same force as it did to one by Britain. Photo: Shutterstock

National security law: Beijing likely to play long game after Canada’s visa offer to Hongkongers, experts say

  • Move to offer three-year visa to residents may be provocative but Beijing is expected to keep its cool for now, pundits suggest
  • Dispute cannot be compared to one with Britain, where China feels other side has broken an international agreement

Topic |   Hong Kong politics
Observers say China is unlikely to respond to a new Canadian visa scheme for Hongkongers with the same force as it did to one by Britain. Photo: Shutterstock Observers say China is unlikely to respond to a new Canadian visa scheme for Hongkongers with the same force as it did to one by Britain. Photo: Shutterstock
Observers say China is unlikely to respond to a new Canadian visa scheme for Hongkongers with the same force as it did to one by Britain. Photo: Shutterstock
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