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China Pushes Hong Kong Elite to Give up Western Passports – FT

China refused to give at least one Hong Kong delegate a parliamentary seat because they held a foreign document, the FT said

Hong Kong tycoons and politicians are being asked to give up foreign passports in order to sit in China's parliament. Reuters photo.


Hong Kong’s political elite are being pressed to give up their western passports in order to be allowed to sit in China’s parliament, the Financial Times reported.

Hong Kong’s politicians and decision makers have been asked to renounce travel documents for western countries including the UK, said the report, as China tightens its control over the territory and move to limit foreign influence in the financial hub.

Read the full report: The Financial Times


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Alfie Habershon

Alfie is a Reporter at Asia Financial. He previously lived in Mumbai reporting on India's economy and healthcare for data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, as well as having worked for London based Tortoise Media.


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