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U.S. academic denied entry in Hong Kong

An American academic on Saturday said he was denied entry into Hong Kong, days after he testified in a Congressional hearing alongside prominent democracy activists from the Chinese city.

Dan Garrett said he was turned away after landing on Thursday for “unspecified immigration reasons” — something he said was a first in twenty years of travelling to and living in Hong Kong.

The week before, Mr. Garrett had appeared in Washington before the Congressional Executive Commission on China (CECC) alongside prominent Hong Kong activists.

The congressional hearings — coupled with a proposed Bill in Congress aimed at defending civil rights in Hong Kong — have sparked a furious response from Beijing.

Source: thehindu.com

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