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UK Consular official in Hong Kong, Simon Cheng, granted political asylum in Britain
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UK Consular official in Hong Kong, Simon Cheng, granted political asylum in Britain

Published: July 1, 2020  |  2 min read, 466 words
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Simon Cheng Man-kit, the former UK consulate staffer tortured by Chinese secret police, has been granted political asylum in the UK. He is the first British National Overseas (BNO) passport holder from Hong Kong to receive the status.“I am pleased the UK’s Home Office has granted me a political asylum but I have fixed feelings because the situation in Hong Kong is very worrying,” Cheng told reporters in a virtual press conference on Wednesday the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s sovereignty handover. “I hope that I can be the to seek asylum and humanitarian protection,” he said. His... READ MORE
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