6 Aug 2021

Mass protests ‘no longer possible’ in Hong Kong, says journalist Steve Vines

US President Joe Biden has been accused of “interfering” by China after announcing thousands of Hong Kong residents will be offered a temporary “safe haven” in America.

When Beijing imposed its new national security law on the territory last year, the UK offered those from Hong Kong a path to permanent residency.

Now President Biden will allow visitors to stay in the US for 18 months.

We spoke to Steve Vines, who has just returned to Britain after 35 years working as a journalist in Hong Kong, and asked him if the idea of ‘one country, two systems’ is now dead and buried.