"When Canada unveiled new details of its open work permit scheme for
Hongkongers this month, it framed the action as part of a defence of
democratic values, against Beijing’s “controversial national security law”.
Canada stood “shoulder to shoulder with the people of Hong Kong”, and
the new scheme showed Ottawa’s “solidarity with other like-minded
allies”, said Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino.
But the programme, first announced in November, also represents one of
the opening salvoes in a contest among Western countries to attract
talented young people from Hong Kong, amid the city’s political upheaval."
Via Jim Douglas.
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