Radio Free never takes money from corporate interests, which ensures our publications are in the interest of people, not profits. Radio Free provides free and open-source tools and resources for anyone to use to help better inform their communities. Learn more and get involved at

Foreign policy determines why migrants from Hong Kong got a better deal than Syrians or Ukrainians

This content originally appeared on openDemocracy RSS and was authored by Nando Sigona, Michaela Benson​.