The Economist: Under Xi Jinping, the number of Chinese asylum-seekers has shot up
Thu July, 2021, Age: 2 years
The number of asylum-seekers from China has shot up, coinciding with Xi’s leadership. He has governed China with an iron grip that gets tighter by the year, a squeeze that is particularly felt by the Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities. Between February and March this year, 34,000 Hong Kongers applied to come to Britain, but the path is muddier for those from mainland China who face more obstacles.