Home for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy supporters has always been elusive

On December 2, prominent activists Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam, and Agnes Chow were sentenced to between seven and 13-and-a-half months in prison on protest-related charges. The next day, pro-democracy lawmaker Ted Hui announced that he has gone into exile in Europe. In his public statement, Hui insisted: “Going into exile is not emigration. I will never emigrate. Hong Kong is my home and I can never put down roots anywhere else. This is also a reason why I have not applied for asylum in any country.” While asylum and emigration implies the desire to create a new home, Hui’s insistence on going into…

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