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Hong Kong people worry about the future of Hong Kong

Hong Kong people worry about the future of Hong Kong


The turbulent situation in Hong Kong ’s uncertain future in recent years is also reflected in the number of Hong Kong residents who have stayed and settled in Taiwan. According to statistics from the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Taiwan, the number of Hong Kong residents staying in Taiwan last year was 5,858, an increase of 41.12% over the previous year. It is expected that the "Hong Kong version of the National Security Law" that China will forcefully promote in Hong Kong will cause more Hong Kong people to seek immigration.

Statistics from the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Taiwan show that the number of Hong Kong residents coming to Taiwan to stay and settle this year is higher than in previous years. After the anti-send to China campaign broke out in Hong Kong last year, from September last year to March this year, the number of Hong Kong people staying in Taiwan each month is more than 600, more than the same period in previous years. Last year, the number of Hong Kong residents staying in Taiwan was 5,858. This is the largest number of immigration departments since 2016 after calculating the number of Hong Kong and Macau residents. The number of Hong Kong residents staying in Taiwan in the first four months of this year was 2,383. In addition, last year, the number of Hong Kong people who obtained a Taiwan residence permit was 1,474, an increase of 35% over the previous year.

The Taiwan Immigration Department said that the number of Hong Kong people coming to Taiwan to stay or settle has gradually increased, and it cannot be ruled out that it will continue to increase in the future.

According to the regulations of the Taiwan Immigration Department, there are 16 conditions for Hong Kong people to apply for residence in Taiwan, including direct blood relatives or spouses with household registration in Taiwan, professional and technical capabilities, achievements in the application of engineering technology in special fields, or 6 in Taiwan Investments over NT $ 1 million, etc. Hong Kong people who have stayed in Taiwan for one consecutive year or two consecutive years and have lived in Taiwan for more than 270 days per year can apply for a residence permit and obtain an identity card.

According to Hong Kong media reports, after the news that the National People ’s Congress of the Communist Party of China began reviewing the draft “Hong Kong version of the National Security Law” on Friday, Google ’s popular keywords searched for “immigration”, “Taiwan”, “BNO (British National Overseas Passport)”, etc. The number of people in the data has surged by at least 4 times, and even late at night it is twice as normal. The number of Hong Kong people immigration inquiries to obtain the residence status of other countries in a faster way has increased by about 10 times compared with the outbreak.

The Hong Kong government's revision of the "Fugitive Offenders Regulation" last year caused fierce controversy. After millions of people took to the streets to demonstrate, the number of people consulting immigrants in Taiwan was "explosively growing." The number of Hong Kong people specifically applying for residence or settlement in Taiwan also increased significantly.

A poll published by the Chinese University of Hong Kong last year revealed that the reasons for Hong Kong people wanting to immigrate include: too many political disputes in Hong Kong, severe social tears, overcrowded living conditions, excessive housing prices, undemocratic Hong Kong politics, and dissatisfaction with Hong Kong Political system. Hong Kong people's favorite immigration locations are Canada and Australia, and Taiwan ranks third.

The National People's Congress of the Communist Party of China started to consider the draft "Hong Kong version of the National Security Law" this week, prohibiting so-called splitting and subversive activities, as well as so-called foreign interference and terrorism. The news shocked and rebounded the people of Hong Kong, believing that it would destroy "one country, two systems" and make Hong Kong's freedom be lost.

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