Enough for me. Arrived in 2018, hit in the face with protests, then the absurdity of the zero-COVID theater, 2 years without making any progress. Bailing back to the US in June. Wife going in March, as schools are closed anyway.
I am as far as a conspiracy theorist as you will find, but I am starting to think these policies are being enacted with the specific objective of draining the foreign work force from Hong Kong to make room for mainland permanent settlers instead. Another version of what was done to Shenzhen.
Anyway, some numbers from Taiwan.
https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/h...022051209.html[Taiwan-Hong Kong Interaction] Last year, the number of Hong Kong people immigrating to Taiwan broke a new record
According to the latest statistics released by the Immigration Department, last year ( 2021 ), 11,173 Hong Kong residents were granted residence permits, an increase of 360 over the previous year ( 2020 ) ; 1,685 Hong Kong residents were granted residence permits, an increase of 109 over the previous year , with both residence and settlement permits. Break historical records.
According to data, the number of Hong Kong people applying for immigration to Taiwan surged after the anti-extradition movement in March 2019 . In 2018 , there were 5,238 Hong Kong residents with residence and settlement permits , which increased to 7,332 by the end of 2019 , and 12,389 in 2020 , breaking the historical record for three consecutive years.
Last edited by hhku; 02-02-2022 at 04:24 AM.
For those that were hoping BNO HKers would soon be back due to the weather, tax, racism, their "poor English", lack of preparedness and so on, it seems you will be disappointed...