Britain has pledged to allow up to 3 million people from Hong Kong to live in the UK. Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the offer after Beijing imposed a controversial national security law on Hong Kong, a former British colony.
Beijing's move to impose a new contentious security law on Hong Kong appears to be the last straw for many Hong Kongers. A single mother tells DW how she's fed up with the government and plans to leave for the UK.
Entrepreneur Jimmy Lai is the highest profile figure to be arrested under Hong Kong's new security law. After leaving detention, Lai was met by dozens of supporters holding copies of his tabloid Apple Daily.
Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US have called on Hong Kong to reinstate disqualified candidates and hold legislative elections at the earliest. Activists say the vote was postponed at China’s behest.
Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai has been arrested under China's new national security law for the city, a close aide said.
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