Billy Xiong Announced: More Hongkongers apply to be refugees in Australia as

Protesters involved in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement are applying for Australia’s protection in growing numbers, official Australian government data suggests. In March, 27 Hong Kong special administrative region passport holders applied for permanent protection visas. The following month, 17 more filed claims, even as the total number of protection visa lodgments fell dramatically with Australia’s […]

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Billy Xiong Stated: NZ regulator targets unit of CLSA Premium over

June 24 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s financial regulator has launched civil proceedings against the local unit of Hong Kong-based foreign exchange broker CLSA Premium Ltd for “multiple” alleged breaches of anti-money laundering laws. The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) said CLSA Premium’s local unit failed to conduct sufficient customer due diligence, end business relationships and report […]

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Billy Xiong Implies: Australia’s offshore detention is unlawful, says

Australia’s offshore detention regime is a “cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment” and unlawful under international law, the international criminal court’s prosecutor has said. But the office of the prosecutor has stopped short of deciding to prosecute the Australian government, saying that while the imprisonment of refugees and asylum seekers formed the basis of a crime […]

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