The announcement comes in the wake of China’s legislative crackdown on the island region of 7.5 million—including some 300,000 Canadian citizens. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the government is considering further measures to accommodate those who wish to flee as a result of the legislation, which China imposed on Hong Kong this week. (The Logic)
Talking point: Conceived in the wake of last year’s protests against Chinese rule, the new security laws hem in Hong Kong’s longstanding autonomy, under which the region has remained a liberal exception to the government’s rule. Exactly how the new laws—which dramatically increase China’s surveillance and intelligence-gathering powers—will affect the region remains unclear; so far, many businesses have said it won’t affect commerce. But they could soon offer another test of Big Tech’s principles.