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Why has activist Nathan Law been forced to flee Hong Kong? – podcast

Nathan Law is one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists, but his years of campaigning have made him a target for the Chinese government. H

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Nathan Law is one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists, but his years of campaigning have made him a target for the Chinese government. He discusses the toll it has taken and why he has now had to flee to London. Guardian correspondent Emma Graham-Harrison looks at what the future holds for Hong Kong

In July, Nathan Law, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent young democracy activists, announced he had relocated to Britain, five days after confirming he had fled his home because of Beijing’s new security law. Law was a founding member of Demosisto, a pro-democracy party that disbanded the same day Beijing imposed its new security law on the semi-autonomous region. Law and other prominent party members such as former the student leader Joshua Wong were vilified by Beijing, often described as “black hands” and separatists who conspired with foreigners to undermine China.

Nathan talks to Rachel Humphreys about why he decided to dedicate his life to activism and the impact that it has had on him and his family. He talks about his decision to come to Britain and how he will continue to campaign from the UK. Emma Graham-Harrison, senior international affairs correspondent for the Guardian and Observer, discusses how China’s introduction of the national security law effectively ends Hong Kong’s semi-autonomy.

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