Britain grants asylum to Hong Kong activist after China's crackdown on dissent

HONG KONG (Reuters) -Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law said he has been granted political asylum in Britain, where he arrived last July after Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on his home city that has been heavily criticised by the West. The move is certain to ratchet up tensions between London and Beijing as Britain opens its doors to potentially more than five million residents of Hong Kong in the wake of the contentious security legislation. “After several interviews in four months, the Home Office has informed me that my asylum application is approved,” Law said on Tw…

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