Former lawmaker from Hong Kong's pro-democracy opposition Ted Hui speaks to the media as he leaves the Western Police Station in Hong Kong on November 18, 2020, following his arrest in connection with throwing foul-smelling objects inside the city's legislature earlier this year. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)
Former lawmaker from Hong Kong's pro-democracy opposition Ted Hui speaks to the media as he leaves the Western Police Station in Hong Kong on November 18, 2020, following his arrest in connection with throwing foul-smelling objects inside the city's legislature earlier this year. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)
Australia

Australian senator hits back at Beijing’s criticism after Canberra allows in fugitive former Hong Kong lawmaker Ted Hui

  • James Paterson, chair of the country’s security and intelligence committee, says immigration policy is a ‘purely domestic sovereign issue’ for Australia
  • China had previously accused Canberra of meddling in Hong Kong’s affairs after Covid-19 restrictions were waived to allow Hui to enter on a tourist visa

Former lawmaker from Hong Kong's pro-democracy opposition Ted Hui speaks to the media as he leaves the Western Police Station in Hong Kong on November 18, 2020, following his arrest in connection with throwing foul-smelling objects inside the city's legislature earlier this year. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)
Former lawmaker from Hong Kong's pro-democracy opposition Ted Hui speaks to the media as he leaves the Western Police Station in Hong Kong on November 18, 2020, following his arrest in connection with throwing foul-smelling objects inside the city's legislature earlier this year. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)
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