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Hong Kong demand for British visas plunges in latest quarter

Hong Kong demand for British visas plunges in latest quarter

The number of Hong Kong residents applying for a path to UK citizenship fell 44 percent in the third quarter, showing that demand for the program is waning almost two years after it was created in response to China’s crackdown on dissent.

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UK's Hunt, criticised by some Conservatives, defends tax hikes

UK's Hunt, criticised by some Conservatives, defends tax hikes

British finance minister Jeremy Hunt challenged critics within the Conservative Party who are unhappy with his plan for higher taxes, saying on Friday that his new budget was needed to tackle inflation now running at a four-decade high.

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