September 25, 2023


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U.S. Offers Hong Kong Residents Temporary Safe Haven Amid China’s Political Crackdown

WASHINGTON—President Biden on Thursday signed an order enabling some Hong Kong inhabitants to continue being in the U.S. somewhat than return to the Chinese territory, citing Beijing’s crackdown on political liberty there.

Hong Kong inhabitants who qualify for the plan will be granted a operate permit for 18 months and a reprieve from deportation. In the past, U.S. administrations have extended related actions outside of their first expiration dates.

“This action demonstrates President Biden’s robust guidance for people in Hong Kong in the face of ongoing repression by the People’s Republic of China, and helps make distinct we will not stand idly by as the PRC breaks its promises to Hong Kong and to the worldwide neighborhood,” White Home spokeswoman Jen Psaki claimed.

The White Home claimed it would defer the elimination of specified Hong Kong inhabitants in the U.S. to grant them a “temporary safe haven” from Chinese repression.

The Chinese Embassy in Washington didn’t reply to a ask for for comment.