...Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States expressed concern at Beijing’s imposition of the new National Security Law, which is eroding the Hong Kong people’s fundamental rights and liberties."
There’s a peculiar dystopian drama about a future Hong Kong. Produced in 2015 and titled Ten Years, the series of five shorts envisioned a city where in 2025, Hong Kong residents and activists face crackdowns under iron-fisted rule. In the Extras storyline based in 2020, government officials concoct an assassination plot to foment public support for legislation of the National Security Law.
In real life, in 2020 an emboldened Carrie Lam implemented the National Security Law that was roundly condemned by governments worldwide. Those countries were concerned that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was curtailing certain liberties promised to Hong Kong in 1997.
Travel advice from around the world (including Canada, the UK and the USA) notes that Hong Kong’s National Security Law introduces offences on secession, subversion, terrorist activities and collusion with a foreign country with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. The advice notes that these laws are vague and could apply to activities outside Hong Kong and could result in being detained and moved to mainland China.
Naturally such advice was met with swift rebuke from the CCP.
Estonia intends to attract the world’s talented to a nation that prides itself on being home to an exciting startup scene."
Digital nomads now have a new option for working in Estonia. Off the back of the success of Estonia’s e-residency program launched in 2014, Estonia’s Digital Nomad Visa allows eligible location-independent workers the chance to work in Estonia for a year.
The Digital Nomad Visa addresses a problem digital nomads and remote workers face, often working in locations on a tourist visa. Estonia intends to attract the world’s talented to a nation that prides itself on being home to an exciting startup scene.
Digital nomads are people who use telecommunications technologies to earn an income, and are location independent, often working remotely from foreign countries, coffee shops, public libraries and co-working spaces. Digital nomads are reliant on wireless internet connections, smart phones, mobile hotspots and laptops to undertake such work, and can often be bloggers, programmers, copywriters or web designers.