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Ex-Hong Kong lawmaker Baggio Leung flees city for Washington

Leung to ask US to grant asylum to 200 Hongkongers without BN(O) passports

Sixtus Baggio Leung Chung-hang, a Hong Kong activist and former lawmaker, tells Nikkei Asia he has fled the city and is in the U.S. He says he hopes Washington will grant asylum to 200 young Hongkongers.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Sixtus Baggio Leung Chung-hang, a Hong Kong activist and former lawmaker, has fled the city and is in the U.S. to press Washington to allow asylum for young Hongkongers.

Leung told Nikkei Asia in a telephone interview that he had been "meeting with some congressmen and also some officers from the government" since flying to the U.S. capital via Los Angeles on Nov. 30.

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