Category: Featured writing

The real story behind seeking political asylum from Hong Kong

Originally published by Eat News, 7 August 2020. By Emily Lowes, co-authored with Perseus Emily Lowes is an investigative journalist who has experience writing social, political, and economic features for a range of news outlets. She is an avid communicator, activist, and advocate for the freedom of information. China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong…
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Explainer: Understanding the UK’s new BNO policy

Originally published by Hong Kong Watch, 22 July 2020. We are grateful to Perseus, an immigration and human rights lawyer, who has compiled the following explainer on today’s announcement of the details of the new BNO scheme. Please note that this document only seeks to collate in an easy to understand format the information which…
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UK plans to review Hong Kong British National Overseas status, but domestic violence victims are left out of the discussion

Originally published by NüVoices, 28 June 2020. By Perseus After cracking down on a year of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, Beijing is expected to pass a sweeping national security law on Tuesday criminalising dissent – legislation that experts say could pose the biggest threat to the city’s freedoms since the 1997 handover from Britain…
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Hong Kong Watch briefing: BNO status – The Next Steps

Originally published by Hong Kong Watch, 14 June 2020.

We should hold the Chinese regime accountable because we are pro-China

Originally published by Bright Blue, 9 May 2020. By Benedict Rogers and Perseus Benedict Rogers is founder and Chair of Hong Kong Watch and Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, and works for the international human rights organisation CSW. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its grip on the world, the…
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