Hong Kong People with BNO Passports Immigrate to the UK to Start Their New Life

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Translated by: MOS Translation Team – zuzu

At the end of January this year, the British government opened the Overseas Passport (BNO) visa application for BNO holders of Hong Kong people to provide immigration and citizenship in the United Kingdom. During the first half of the year, there have been nearly 65,000 such applications. According to a survey conducted by the British Overseas Chinese Association, nearly 70% of these new immigrants possess college or higher education.  One-third of the respondents have already found stable-income jobs after moving to the UK.

Over the past two years of the Hong Kong democratic movement, the CCP has carried out a brutal crackdown on Hong Kong people. There are as many as 20,000 Hong Kong people who either have been killed or forcibly disappeared by the CCP. Under the oppressive white terror, many Hong Kong people have managed to flee Hong Kong with their families. On July 1, 2020, the British government determined that the CCP regime’s implementation of the Hong Kong National Security Law is a serious violation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. Thus, it was announced that from January 2021, those eligible to apply for BNO Hong Kong people and their families will be allowed to live, study, or work in the UK for a period of five years.  After five years’ stay, they can apply for indefinite residence to remain in the UK. And they will be able to register as British citizens with a further 12 months stay.

Although the Hong Kong Communist regime has repeatedly refused to acknowledge the outflow of emigrants and has sneered at emigrant Hong Kong people, it still does not change the fact that Hong Kong people who seek freedom and democracy have voted with their feet.

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Resource: https://gnews.org/zh-hans/1593740/

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