30 Oct 2020

MPs call for Hong Kong 'lifeline'

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 30 October 2020

MPs from both Labour and National are urging the Prime Minister to consider a lifeline for young vulnerable Hong Kongers.

Labour's Louisa Wall and National's Simon O'Connor, who both represent New Zealand in the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China have written to Jacinda Ardern in support of appeals made to her by pro-democracy activist Nathan Law.

Law wants a lifeboat scheme for vulnerable young Hongkongers who face political persecution and arrest if they stay there.

One expert says China will not take a policy change well.

Here's political reporter Charlie Dreaver.