Hong Kongers fear new immigration law could ban them from leaving

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A change to Hong Kong’s immigration law takes effect on Sunday.

Critics say it will give the government sweeping powers to stop people from leaving or entering.

The government denies this, insisting it is aimed at screening illegal immigration at source amid a backlog of asylum claims and that people’s rights to free movement will not be affected

Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Hong Kong.

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    Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.

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