Tag: Hong Kong

Could the computers of Hong Kong’s Immigration Department be saying “no” to people emigrating to the United Kingdom?

Originally published by Eat News, 22 December 2020 From today (22 December 2020), Hong Kong has banned all passenger flights from the UK. The Hong Kong Government banned flights from the UK for reasons of public health, due to a new strain of Coronavirus having been discovered in the UK. Despite Hongkongers having demanded that…
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Hongkongers find themselves as inadvertent victims of the UK’s “hostile environment” towards migrants

Originally published by Eat News, 20 October 2020 Since the Chinese Communist Party announced its intentions to enact a National Security Law for Hong Kong, the international community has been seeking to dissuade the Chinese Government from such a draconian course of action, breaching the guarantees offered to the peoples of Hong Kong of “one…
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Update: New advice from the Home Office for BNOs currently living in the UK

Originally published by Hong Kong Watch, 25 September 2020 On 23 September 2020, the Home Office published an update to their BNO Leave Outside the Rules policy (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/british-nationals-overseas-in-hong-kong). This short note should not be seen as legal advice, but some general observations on the update published by the Home Office yesterday. You should seek independent…
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Has Mulan brought honour to the Disney family?

Originally published by Eat News, 15 September 2020 There is often a lot of excitement associated with releases of Disney films, and Mulan was no different. The long-awaited live action remake of Disney’s Mulan finally opened in the Mainland of China this weekend following a straight to streaming release on Disney+ in other countries earlier…
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Analysis: The pandemic means the Home Office must be flexible when dealing with BNOs

Originally published by Hong Kong Watch, 4 September 2020. By Benedict Rogers and Perseus When it was announced that China’s National People’s Congress would be legislating national security laws for Hong Kong, the United Kingdom Government responded by proposing an overhaul of its Immigration Rules in order to provide better access to British Nationals (Overseas)…
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Perseus: Hongkongers’ thoughts on the UK Government’s BNO visa scheme

Originally published by Eat News, 24 August 2020. With the United Kingdom Government having set out at the end of July details of its policy for Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) (“BNOs”), more and more Hongkongers are starting to arrive in the United Kingdom, wishing to take advantage of the United Kingdom Government’s scheme for…
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Perseus’ brief practical guide to leave outside the Rules for British Nationals (Overseas)

On 22 July 2020, the United Kingdom announced some policy details in relation to the proposed Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) (“BNOs”) visa scheme. The United Kingdom Government announced that the BNO visa scheme will be live from January 2021, and although the United Kingdom Government recommends that BNO status holders and their family members…
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“You will only unmask the truth”, London, 5 October 2019

On 5 October 2019, an awareness-raising protest was organised by Stand with Hong Kong through central London in the wake of a mask ban in Hong Kong enacted under emergency powers in an attempt to prevent people from taking to the streets of Hong Kong in protest. I rather liked this shot because it was…
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“Stand with Hong Kong”, Oxford Circus, London, 2 November 2019

Stand with Hong Kong, a pro-democracy movement, have been organising awareness raising protests across the world, and on 2 November 2019, one of their awareness raising protests took pro-democracy supporters on a march through central London along Oxford Street, a busy shopping thoroughfare, especially on weekends. Featured in…

Simon Cheng Man-kit portrait commission, 14 January 2020

A portrait commission of Simon Cheng Man-kit, former employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong who reports of being detained in mainland China and tortured, for an article in Hong Kong Citizen News. This was originally meant to be a test shot, taken with an iPhone, but ended up being the shot which was…
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