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The Hong Kongers fleeing to Blackpool: “It’s a wonderful place...a playland”

18 mins | Nov 13, 2021
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What do the newcomers make of the British seaside town? Hong Kongers who have moved to Blackpool have left their families and belongings behind, fleeing the Chinese government's repressive regime with only what they could carry. Amy Hawkins discovers the factors that forced them to escape, and why they picked the rundown seaside town that's a far cry from Hong Kong's gleaming, starchitect-designed skyscrapers.
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