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This is how America protects the citizens of Hong Kong. Lessons for the European Union

Biden extends the protection program through 2025, though this could exacerbate already strained relations between Beijing and Washington ahead of Secretary of State Blinken’s visit. On the other hand, Brussels does not expose itself to Chinese oppression

On February 5, 2023 The Deferred Forced Departure (DED) protection program for Hong Kong nationals in the US should have expiredBut on Thursday management Biden extended the residence permits for another two years: “The United States supports the human rights and basic freedoms of Hong Kong residents. The People’s Republic of China has continued to undermine these rights and freedoms and that is why it has decided to extend the deferral of deportation of some Hong Kong residents who are in the United States.” The program was created two years ago in June 2020 Beijing imposed national security law on the former British colony which he had Serious consequences for the former colony’s autonomy and human rights. Thus, Hong Kong residents who wish to do so will be able to work and remain under the protection of the US government, for the time being until January 2025. This move could exacerbate already strained relations between Beijing and Washington before Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to China scheduled for early February; “Providing a safe haven for anti-China rebels” further reveals the “evil intention” of the United States to undermine stability in Hong Kong and “contain China’s development,” said Liu Bingyu, spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Washington.

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