A new immigration law could make it harder for Hong Kongers to flee

Mary Hui
·5-min read
A new immigration law could make it harder for Hong Kongers to flee

In the months since a repressive national security law upended life in Hong Kong, numerous activists and politicians have fled the city for self-imposed exile abroad. Many more have emigrated, and as Britain’s new citizenship pathway for Hong Kongers takes effect at the end of this month, hundreds of thousands more could leave in the coming years. For months, Beijing has made noises that the UK offer to Hong Kongers infringes its sovereign rights over its citizens.