Security chief John Lee has promised that a new immigration law aimed at asylum seekers will not allow authorities to block people from leaving Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam
Security chief John Lee has promised that a new immigration law aimed at asylum seekers will not allow authorities to block people from leaving Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong security chief vows new immigration law aimed at asylum seekers will not let authorities bar residents from leaving city

  • Wording of law sparks worries it gives authorities carte blanche to stop residents from leaving city; asylum seekers’ advocates say it makes flawed system worse
  • But Security Secretary John Lee has swatted down talk of emigration bans as mere ‘rumours’, while defending the law as necessary

Security chief John Lee has promised that a new immigration law aimed at asylum seekers will not allow authorities to block people from leaving Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam
Security chief John Lee has promised that a new immigration law aimed at asylum seekers will not allow authorities to block people from leaving Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam
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