Fleeing Hong Kong: British Visas Offer ‘Lifeboat’ For Pro-Democracy Activists

Britain is preparing for tens of thousands of Hong Kong citizens to apply for special visas to settle in the UK — after the government launched a new scheme offering fast-track citizenship to residents of the former British colony.  Britain’s move, in response to China’s crackdown on basic freedoms, has been denounced by Beijing.  VOA’s Henry Ridgwell spoke to one pro-democracy activist in London who was forced to flee Hong Kong — and is now applying to settle in Britain.Camera: Henry Ridgwell, William Gallo, Brian Padden  

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