On May 3, The Globe and Mail  reported that nearly 50 Hong Kong residents are seeking refuge in Canada, citing harassment and police brutality following the massive pro-democracy demonstrations that have rocked Hong Kong. The article quoted Vancouver-based immigration lawyer Richard Kurland, who says that refugee claimants may struggle to prove that they face persecution because “Hong Kong still retains a legacy of institutional frameworks from Britain for courts and justice.” 

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