UK cautions on Hong Kong travel due to China’s security law

UK cautions on Hong Kong travel due to China’s security law
LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom updated its travel advice for Hong Kong on Wednesday, saying there was an increased risk of detention and deportation due to China’s imposition of a new security law.

“Mainland authorities could under certain circumstances detain individuals under the terms of this law, with maximum penalty of life imprisonment,” the Foreign Office said.

“There is therefore an increased risk of detention and deportation for a non-permanent resident who commits an offence under the law. Due to recent heightened political sensitivity, there could be an increase in protests and violence.”

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison

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