Hong Kong protests: calls grow to give citizens right to live and work – AuthenticAfrican

Posted on by Tania Branigan

After 1997 UK replaced passports giving right of abode with visa-free travel documents with no work rights

Calls for the UK to restore the right of abode to people in Hong Kong are growing as the political crisis in the former British colony escalates.

As fears of direct intervention by Beijing grow, veteran pro-democracy campaigners have argued that Britain has a responsibility to protect residents who hold the passports it issued at handover.

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