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Eastern promise? As political turmoil sweeps Hong Kong what life is like for Northern Ireland people who have set up home there

As Hong Kong faces a controversial new security law that could erode the region's freedoms, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stepped in to offer many of its residents visa-free refuge in the UK. Three people from NI, who have made their home in the former British colony, tell Linda Stewart how they feel about their future there

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Finbarr and Colleen Bermingham

Finbarr and Colleen Bermingham

A huge vigil on the 31st anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre in Victoria Park

A huge vigil on the 31st anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre in Victoria Park

Finbarr and Colleen Bermingham

Finbarr and Colleen Bermingham

Loving it: Steven Annett against the Hong Kong skyline

Loving it: Steven Annett against the Hong Kong skyline

On the move: Alistair and Fifian Browne

On the move: Alistair and Fifian Browne

Alistair and Fifian Browne in Hong Kong

Alistair and Fifian Browne in Hong Kong

Finbarr and Colleen Bermingham

Hong Kong is back in the headlines as tens of thousands of demonstrators in the former British colony defied a ban to hold a mass vigil for the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing where, on June 4, 1989, troops opened fire on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing.

Until now, Hong Kong and Macau have been the only parts of China that have been allowed to mark the killings but police banned the Hong Kong vigil this year, citing coronavirus measures.

Barricades had been erected around Hong Kong's Victoria Park by police, but some pro-democracy protesters knocked them down on Thursday and held candlelit gatherings.