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Canada-China Relations committee  Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, for having us this afternoon. As mentioned before, apart from being a director of TADC, I'm also a lawyer and the clinic director of the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, where we provide free legal services to low-income clients, includin

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Canada-China Relations committee  For now, if you're a Canadian citizen, chances are you still will be able to get out. The problem is there are many.... For instance, there are some legislative council members in Hong Kong who gave up their Canadian citizenship status in order to run for election. I'm not sure h

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Canada-China Relations committee  I totally agree that we should do both at the same time. We have been advocating for human rights in China for years, and we will continue to, as refugees from China and as those who have decided to flee China. So we should do that. Of course, if we do want to allow people from

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Canada-China Relations committee  Can I jump in, because that's what—

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Canada-China Relations committee  Sure, but I do want to point out that if we start treating Hong Kong as part of China, I'm very concerned that Canada is going to start imposing visa requirements on Hong Kong citizens leaving Hong Kong, which would make it far more difficult for people who want to leave Hong Kon

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Canada-China Relations committee  I think there are two ways to understand that question. One is influence and interference, which Mr. Kwan talked about, in the political and economic system in Canada. With respect to protection, I was born in Hong Kong, but I'm a Canadian citizen. I don't have my Hong Kong cit

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Canada-China Relations committee  I think that Canada should certainly do more and apply the Magnitsky Law to hold accountable the Hong Kong and Chinese officials who are implicated and directly involved in human rights violations. I think that needs to be done. I think a lot of NGOs are there to provide help to

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Canada-China Relations committee  I just have one clarification on the people who are in Canada right now. There are at least 50 people from Hong Kong who are claiming refugee status. I'm suggesting that we grant them permanent resident status, just as we had a program for Chinese nationals after the Tiananmen Sq

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Canada-China Relations committee  Yes, the UNHCR has an office in Hong Kong, but, unfortunately, they will not be taking in Hong Kong refugees. Then, in the neighbouring countries, people will have to go there first to make a claim through UNHCR before they are resettled in Canada, so it's very cumbersome and it'

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