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Australia Extends Visas For Hong Kongers

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Updated July 9, 2020
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Australia on Thursday extended the visas of around 10,000 Hong Kongers living in the country by five years following China’s security crackdown on the territory.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a pathway to Australian permanent residency would also be offered to Hong Kong citizens currently in the country on student or temporary work visas.