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As unrest deepens, Hong Kongers eye exits from Vancouver to Melbourne

Reuters Friday, 13 September 2019
As protests in Hong Kong stretch from summer into autumn with little sign of resolution, a surge in migration applications suggests more locals are making plans to leave the special administrative region.
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